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Slavery tour

This was very interesting and informative. There are benches to sit and listen to the tour guide... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Barbara m
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Phoenix, Arizona
Part of the Monticello tour

Interesting area where all the craftsman plied their trade while employed by the Jeffersons. There... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
GerryN22
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United States
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A part of the Monticello Plantation where nearly 130 slaves lived, with tours available.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was very interesting and informative. There are benches to sit and listen to the tour guide recant the days of slavery on a plantation and the life of the slaves. Its a shady spot on a hot day.

Thank Barbara m
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting area where all the craftsman plied their trade while employed by the Jeffersons. There are some old building relics and the recreations of the buildings used for carpentry, smithing, barrel making, etc.

Thank GerryN22
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

Great history between the Jefferson and Levy eras. Currently still being updated and buildings re-created so it is a constantly changing environment. I guess this summer they will open a new room in the south wing beside Mulberry row about Sally Hemmings.

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Reviewed 14 January 2018

Started the tour very interested to learn about the lives of the slaves who served Jefferson. But the guide soon started down the path of judging Jefferson and our four fathers in light of todays morals. I don't think there are many today who believe...More

8  Thank Steven S
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Reviewed 27 November 2017

Going to Monticello one has to be inundated with the "this is the home of the author of the declaration of independence." It's only a few years now that the enslaved population has started to be recognized at this plantation which bound hundreds in enforced...More

6  Thank ProfessorCharles
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Reviewed 26 November 2017

don't bother even going to Monticello if you are not going to also take this outside tour. I mean, there is no point in only doing it half way.

2  Thank TNtravles
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Reviewed 6 October 2017

Mulberry Row contained the cabins where the slaves who worked at the Monticello house lived and worked. The research (archaeological and historical conducted during the past 20+ years has turned up impressive information concerning these people. This is definitely worth seeing!

2  Thank MarkWittkofski
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

This was a better understanding of how TJ's slaves lived and were care for. A walk through a period in history.

Thank KMA6
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Reviewed 1 October 2017

This was a very interesting stop on the Monticello tour, you could almost feel the slaves and overseers when listening to the tour guides.

Thank Robert H
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Reviewed 29 September 2017

Mulberry row, being part of Monticello, teaches about slavery; how thelived and survived working a very large plantation.

Thank Garry B
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