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  • montanapescado
    Albuquerque, NM1,262 contributions
    For the history alone, Monticello is a must visit. That the structure is so beautiful, the interior so well preserved, and the grounds so interesting are just bonuses. Do not go to central Virginia without a stop here.
    Written February 17, 2024
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  • Aulden R
    Bellingham, WA15 contributions
    Beautiful place but would be too crouded in the weekdays and in the summer. Most impressive was the architecture. The trees and grounds were also a nice treat.
    Written February 19, 2024
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  • Susan
    Red Hook, St. Thomas246 contributions
    Beautiful, stunning winery. Shady spots with picnic tables or full sun or indoor AC. just Beautiful. Very eclectic mix of patrons, some dressed to the nines, others in shorts n tees. We did have a double charge on our cc n had to straighten that out the next day.
    Written September 6, 2023
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  • 2125295556
    Boston, MA29 contributions
    Very interesting! We don’t know much about this president and his life- Enlightening! His house no longer stands but the site is still fascinating!
    Written January 10, 2024
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  • Cynthia R
    1 contribution
    Had a great time at The Glass Palette. While celebrating a milestone Birthday my friend and I spent a couple hours completing a weekend walk-in project. We didn't know what to expect but had a ton of fun using different glass pieces to create a one of a kind item. The fact that they ship you the finished piece a couple weeks following the 'class' just adds to the excitement of remembering the fun we had creating the art. I would definitely recommend The Glass Palette for a fun time in Charlottesville.
    Written May 15, 2023
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  • AcademicCompanion
    Arlington, VA84 contributions
    We walked from the lower end of the trail near Virginia State Route 53 to the upper end leading to the David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center. The trail is well-groomed and wide but it is also a good workout since it goes up and down a mountain. Quite a few of the plants are labeled and the ten extended boardwalks are elevated enough to provide good views. There are also plenty of benches along the trail. The Rubinstein Visitor Center is very convenient. Even if you don’t buy tickets for Monticello, you may use the restrooms, eat at the café, and visit the gift shop, and enjoy the surrounding grounds.
    Written November 26, 2023
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  • Agatha P
    Chesapeake, VA481 contributions
    Coming here was a bucket list things for us. This is the
    FIRST time we picked apples. Lovely fall weather! They were very organized and the long lines moved quickly. YES, the donuts were worth all the hype! We drove in the day before (we live 3 hrs away) so we can enjoy the next day at the orchard without rushing. You must buy tickets in advanced. It’s for crowd control. I bought our tickets about 2 months in advance. We went on a sold out weekend so glad we got the tickets early! We’re
    Comfortable shoes and wear layers! Be prepared to take a lot of photos.
    Written October 21, 2023
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  • Grablinmathrules
    Apex, NC42 contributions
    My husband and I were just here to do a tasting. We enjoyed the pre-set wines in our flight but wish we could have put together our own choices for a tasting. The staff was attentive, and knowledgeable. The entire tasting room was quite clean and the views were excellent. Highly recommend the trip to try!
    Written February 12, 2023
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  • Toadhollowtravellers
    PA855 contributions
    Our first stop on our winery visits. This is a smaller winery. The staff was very friendly and helpful. We enjoyed our shared tasting outside at a table overlooking the garden area. A nice selection of wines.
    Written April 20, 2023
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  • Scott N
    Boston, MA41 contributions
    Nice theatre, beautifully restored. Shows movies occasionally and regularly presents live performances. Prices for movies are reasonable; event prices (as expected) will vary. Staff was friendly.

    Does not currently have the ability to screen actual 35mm film, unfortunately.
    Written October 11, 2023
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  • MissLoraLane
    Washington, PA300 contributions
    I had never heard of Mulberry Row until I visited Monticello. I came to find out that Mulberry Row was where Thomas Jefferson’s slaves had lived and worked for the betterment of the Monticello State and for Thomas Jefferson and his family.
    I read another review that there was a guided tour which we did not go on, because we didn’t even realize there was a tour for Mulberry Row. We toured it ourselves by traveling the long dirt road that was within the Monticello estate and quite close to the main house and toured the little houses and workshops that dotted the row.
    There were placards of information inside each of the little houses or on the outside of the areas where buildings were in ruins. There were some docents at a few of the areas along Mulberry row where are you could sit and listen to them talk about the history of mulberry roe and of the people that lived and worked there. There is a small house that was only 12 x 12 where slaves lived. There was also a video in one of the smaller buildings that you can sit and watch for about five minutes they gave you more history of Mulberry Row and the crafts the slaves worked on and how they lived supporting Thomas Jefferson.
    As you travel along Mulberry row from the beginning of the Monticello house estate down through the row it’ll take you to Thomas Jefferson cemetery where he is buried along with other of his family members. Once you are at the cemetery the free shuttle bus that drives around the Monticello Mountain estate can pick you up and take you back to the visitor center or you can go back in a circle up to the main Monticello entrance, since it is quite a walk up and down Mulberry Road to the cemetery.
    Beyond Mulberry Row is a working farm with vegetables and plants of which are still in working order however is overgrown and should be harvested at some point. We took a tour of Monticello’s gardens and orchards which took us into the large garden area beyond Mulberry Row.
    Such a poignant reflection when traveling by foot on Mulberry Row.
    Written October 10, 2022
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  • Jane S
    Ulverston, UK772 contributions
    This is a super small museum . The art works on show are related to the many aboriginal tribes of Australia and the islands. The guided tour was excellent and we learned so much .
    Written October 15, 2023
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