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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 Story of Monticello

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 25, 2016
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Perth, Australia
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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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Cheney, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

Just seeing where slaves actually lived and worked is really an overwhelming feeling of sadness and makes you feel ashamed for being a white person. I do believe Jefferson treated his slaves better than most, but still is unbelievable that this really happened.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

Dave was well versed in the subject...good tour. We also walked this before our tour on the way to Jefferson's grave. Very interesting.

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Dumont, New Jersey, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

A part of Monticello the Mulberry Row tour discussed the slavery issue at Monticello. Informative tour.

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

This is one of the few places that explores the lives of the hundreds of enslaved workers that kept a plantation running. Definitely worth a visit and don't miss the interactive tours and demonstrations.

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