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Thomas Jefferson's Monticello

931 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy, Charlottesville, VA 22902-7148
+1 434-984-9822
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Beautiful setting and a great place to get in touch with history!

We have gone to Monticello multiple times now and it's interesting every time we go. It's wonderful... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2016
victoriafortune
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New Windsor, New York
Rich in history

This place is amazing. We went in a fall afternoon and the trees were just starting to change... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2016
SoCal_Breeze
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Orlando, Florida
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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.
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good17%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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931 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy, Charlottesville, VA 22902-7148
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Reviewed 27 October 2016

We have gone to Monticello multiple times now and it's interesting every time we go. It's wonderful to be able to learn about Thomas Jefferson's surprising and exciting life while being surrounded by such a beautiful land.

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Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

This place is amazing. We went in a fall afternoon and the trees were just starting to change color. The pathways and gardens are beautiful and provided lots of room for our energetic 3-year old daughter to play. We also enjoyed the cellars and tunnels...More

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Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

This is a great place to spend the day. The shuttle takes you to the house and back. The house is amazing since most of the furnishings are original. It's neat to imagine those are the same beds and chairs Thomas Jefferson touched. Our guide...More

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Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed our visit to Monticello. Plan your trip accordingly and perhaps buy tickets in advance. There are about 2 hours of walking tours that you can do before or after your ticket time for the house. Garden and Slave tours depart...More

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Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Our day trip to Monticello was fantastic. Great historic sight and the tour guides were fantastic. There are three guided tours included in the general admission ticket, home tour, garden tour and slavery tour.

Thank Mr M
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Reviewed 26 October 2016

Very pretty, graveyard interesting and the parts of the house we could see were engineering marvels, but disappointed house closed so early for private event. Also, would have thought out "gardens" mor- October and they had just dead head cut all plants, so really, no...More

1  Thank linda e
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Reviewed 26 October 2016

The presentation of Jefferson as a man, his interests, and life was interesting. We opted for the expanded tour to see as much of the property as possible which was worth the time and money.

Thank voltshi
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Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Visit here was an afterthought. Next time it will be our go to place when in the area. Arrived at 8:30 for the day's first tour at 9. What an experience! Our guide Stu, incredibly knowledgeable and extremely pleasant to be with. We will return.

1  Thank LouisaKou
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Reviewed 26 October 2016

We enjoyed a nice trip to Monticello. We had some free time to visit the downstairs where they had the indoor facilities, the wine cellar, the kitchen, and the smokehouse. Then we did a tour of the house. Guides are very well informed,and groups are...More

1  Thank davidcurl6260
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Reviewed 26 October 2016

Well worth the visit. Especially to compare with Palladio and to get a feel for this great, complex and flawed man.

Thank ericl446
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Response from papaw_K | Reviewed this property |
We planned an entire day and it was a full day. We did behind the scenes tour which gives you access to the upper floors of the mansion, and this house tour lasted a good hour to an hour and half. It was definitely worth the... More
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I didn't see any dogs but to answer your question about the picnic tables - yes they had picnic tables.
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Check - Pet Motel and Salon address 1187 5th St SW, Charlottesville, VA
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