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“Very interesting & intriguing”

Thomas Jefferson's Monticello
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Owner description: Monticello and its many historical rooms, gadgets, furniture, buildings, and artifacts tell us a lot about Thomas Jefferson, the president who built it and lived there.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Very interesting & intriguing”
Reviewed June 21, 2014

I love history and knew enough to know Jefferson was an inventor and was intrigued by the fact he was a thinker & analyst. Our docent was EXCELLENT in describing the home architecture and his inventions, the family and their everyday life. We did the "Behind the Scenes" tour. Highly recommend if you are intrigued by Jefferson's mind; grounds were very nice and I learned a lot I did not know. Recommended! Beautiful setting.

Visited June 2014
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Graham, Texas
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“A Glimpse of the Past”
Reviewed June 21, 2014

Our tour of Montecello was interesting and enlightening. The grounds are beautiful. The guide was knowledgeable and friendly. There is much to see and enjoy at the Visitors' Center as well. The movie on Thomas Jefferson is a good introduction before seeing the mansion.

Visited June 2014
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New Port Richey, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Most Interesting!”
Reviewed June 21, 2014

This was such a wonderful tour! Our guide was so informative. We took both the garden tour and the slave tour after viewing the house. It was crowded the day we went, but it did not seem to be an issue as they limit the size of the groups for the house tour. Be sure to wear sunscreen if you are taking part in the outdoor tours. The welcome center has restrooms and a snack bar. A shuttle runs every 5 minutes to take you to the house.

Visited June 2014
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Washington, Dc
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23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great Visit”
Reviewed June 20, 2014

Always wanted to visit Monticello and finally got the chance to do so couple weekends ago. Tickets are available online and on-site. I recommend purchasing online as you need to make a time slot reservation for the main house tour.

The standard house tour is about 40 minutes. Our guide was every knowledgable and enthusiastic about everything Jefferson and Monticello. He made the tour both informative and fun at the same time.

Also included in standard admission are garden tour and slavery tour. Those both start on the hour, every hour, on Monticello's west lawn. They are about 45 minutes each, and you can join them before or after the house tour. So plan your day around them if you want to participate in these two optional tours.

Food and drink options are limited to the mountain top store once you are at Monticello. Just make sure you are well-fed and hydrated at the visitor's center before making the trek or taking the shuttle.

Visited June 2014
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Charlotte, NC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“A great piece of History.”
Reviewed June 20, 2014

A wonderful tour. We got there early to beat the crowds. Was a good choice on a hot day. Very nice tour of house and we also took the optional slavery tour and saw the rooms under the house. At $25 a person a good value. Fortunately I could use handicapped parking as the parking spaces are limited (another good reason for getting there early). An excellent glimpse of life in the time of Jefferson.

Visited June 2014
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