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Mulberry Row

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Address: Charlottesville, VA
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A part of the Monticello Plantation where nearly 130 slaves lived, with...

A part of the Monticello Plantation where nearly 130 slaves lived, with tours available.

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The other side of Jefferson's Monticello

Mulberry Row is as much a part of Thomas Jefferson's Monticello as Little Round Top is to Gettysburg or Omaha Beach is to Normandy or the Washington Monument is to the National... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Mulberry Row is as much a part of Thomas Jefferson's Monticello as Little Round Top is to Gettysburg or Omaha Beach is to Normandy or the Washington Monument is to the National Mall. It was the dynamic, industrial hub of Jefferson's 5,000-acre agricultural enterprise, the principal plantation street, the center of work and domestic life for dozens of people--free whites,... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Monticello has a tour dedicated to the lives of the 200+ enslaved workers who actually made Jefferson's estate.

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Alexandria, VA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tour of Monticello is not complete without a visit to Mulberry Row. The stories of the enslaved who lived and worked on the plantation brings to life the complex institution that was at the heart of southern culture. Committed to radical idea of freedom (personal and national) intellectually, Thomas Jefferson and other Founding Fathers struggled with the contradiction of... More 

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Downers Grove, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walking the row, where people actually walked/worked makes you realized the depth of history and change in this country. Hearing the stories and names makes these people more real than just a few notes in the history books. A recreation cabin and a few foundations/fireplaces along with memorials are found along the row. Definitely worth taking this tour, it gives... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

Informative Guide made this a worthwhile inclusion on our visit to see Monticello. Great to get a balanced view of what life on such a large estate was really like during Jeffersons time there.

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Ellettsville, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

As part of our Monticello tour, this gave us a view of the workings of the Jefferson plantation. While not all original buildings, they do give the idea of what this farm might have been like when Jefferson was alive.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

Very interesting section of the grounds - where the slave quarters were and the vegetable garden. Get there at the end of summer and before autumn to get the best of the gardens

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Located at summit of Monticello (Thomas Jefferson's 'Little Mountain") Mulberry Row provides an educational look at the place where enslaved people worked the most famous of the plantations and primary home of Thomas Jefferson. Guided tours bring to life the day-to-day activities of the inhabitants of Mulberry Row, located just to the side of the main house. Adults and children... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

We walked along Mulberry Row recently after a tour of Monticello. There was a very interesting talk going on about the slaves that lived there. It is also interesting to see the wonderful vegetable gardens along the walk.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

The docent was incredibly knowledgeable about the history of slavery in Monticello and slavery in general. He was especially knowledgeable about T Jefferson and his hatred of slavery but the difficulties Mr. Jefferson would have had trying to abolish it in the creation of the constitution. Very thought provoking, and you'll leave with more metaphysical questions than answers. The biggest... More 

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