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Thomas Jefferson's Monticello

931 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy, Charlottesville, VA 22902-7148
+1 434-984-9822
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Celebrating history

We took the standard tour which was informative but the additional tour about the enslaved... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2016
ACappon
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East Lyme, Connecticut
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Get the behind the scenes tour

We spent five hours at Monticello. So impressive. You have to go if you are in Charlottesville... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2016
priscillalaura
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Clarksburg, Maryland
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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 10 July 2016 via mobile

We took the standard tour which was informative but the additional tour about the enslaved population was excellent. The views are stunning from the home. We walked down the main trail from the home to the visitors center which goes past Jeffersons grave site. It...More

Thank ACappon
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

We spent five hours at Monticello. So impressive. You have to go if you are in Charlottesville. Julie was an absolutely wonderful guide. We learned a great deal. It was interesting comparing it to Mount Vernon, too. We were so happy that we went with...More

Thank priscillalaura
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

We had an incredible time! There was a lot to do and see, we wished we had more time, it's a place you could go for the better part of a day! We only had 3 hours and we had to opt out of the...More

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Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

We visited Monticello during the July 4 th naturalization ceremony and tour of house. Admission is free on that day but you must reserve on line for entry to ceremony and tour . It's an annual event that is open to the public. Even though...More

Thank Bbmizrahi
Reviewed 9 July 2016

We arrived about 9:30 for our 10:15 tour of Monticello. We began with the movie then took the shuttle to the mountaintop. Everything was very organized. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable, witty, and entertaining. After the tour, we joined the 11 AM Slavery at...More

Thank megnews
Reviewed 8 July 2016

Monticello is a must see for every American. The guides were knowledgeable and friendly. Organization was amazing. Every 5 minutes a new tour would start. Recommend getting your tickets on line and arriving early in the morning before crowds gather.

Thank Ray and Dottie M
Reviewed 7 July 2016

Learned a lot about Jefferson, his home, his lifestyle, the agriculture during the period, the economics of this style of southern plantation. Knowledgeable guides. Well managed tours. Get there early if you go on the weekend so that you can get your tour of the...More

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Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

We very much enjoyed the house tour. The presentation does a good job showing us Jefferson the man with all of his greatness but also the contradiction of the writer of the Constitution owning slaves. My wife, who had been here many years ago, said...More

Thank Murfcat
Reviewed 6 July 2016

Booked the Behind the Scenes house tour and loved every minute of it. Our guide was passionate and very informative. Our 11 yo son couldn't get enough. The grounds are absolutely beautiful and the foundation is working very hard to ensure that it is as...More

Thank 411melissag
Reviewed 5 July 2016

Visited with my husband and 11 and 15 yo daughters. Everyone loved it. Booked the house tour online and also attended the free slavery tour. Both tours were about 45 minutes in duration. The tour guides were knowledgable and personable. We spent the whole morning...More

Thank Christine0114
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thetennesseetraveler
Has anyone ever done the Walk-through tour? This will be available on the day that I will be visiting Monticello (July 2nd). Should I buy the special walk-through (same price) or the regular guided tour?
9 June 2017|
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Response from Kurt B | Reviewed this property |
We did the walk -through tour over Memorial weekend. They have docents stationed in each room of the house, giving you the talk about the room and answering questions. I don't think it's different from guided tour, you... More
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apatriot73
How can i Get from D.C. to Monticello and back in the same day? Taxi and driving is out of the question. Thank you to all that reply sincerely.
14 May 2017|
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Response from ChanCouple | Reviewed this property |
Perhaps a bus trip? Gray lines have them.
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JulieX777
How long is needed to really get the full experience?
18 April 2017|
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Response from Liz T | Reviewed this property |
Minimum 2 hrs to tour the mansion and the grounds. You can spend an additional hour at the visitor's center. If you like hiking, you can add more time to walk their trails too.
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