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Mulberry Row

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Address: Charlottesville, VA
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A part of the Monticello Plantation where nearly 130 slaves lived, with...

A part of the Monticello Plantation where nearly 130 slaves lived, with tours available.

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History of slavery

The tour of Mulberry Row was well worth the time after the tour of Monticello. We learned so much regarding slavery in early America and the hardships they faced as a people.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Roanoke, Virginia
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Roanoke, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The tour of Mulberry Row was well worth the time after the tour of Monticello. We learned so much regarding slavery in early America and the hardships they faced as a people.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In the past few years Monticello has really started to interpret the enslaved community that was there during Jefferson's time. Cabins and quarters are in the process of being rebuilt and refurbished. There are now walking tours along Mulberry Row talking about the people who lived and worked there. Well worth the stop.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

It has recently been restored, after extensive archaeological research, to give visitors a greater understanding of what working and living was like for the men, women and children of Monticello. Without whom it could not have been the enterprising plantation of Jefferson's creation. Be sure to take the Slavery Tour which is included with your admission ticket.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

Not a lot is preserved of the house slave quarters but the Slavery at Monticello Tour brought it all back to life. The Tour also highlighted the irony of the author of "all men are created free and equal" being a man who over his lifetime owned more than 600 slaves.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Mulberry Row is as much a part of Thomas Jefferson's Monticello as Little Round Top is to Gettysburg or Omaha Beach is to Normandy or the Washington Monument is to the National Mall. It was the dynamic, industrial hub of Jefferson's 5,000-acre agricultural enterprise, the principal plantation street, the center of work and domestic life for dozens of people--free whites,... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Monticello has a tour dedicated to the lives of the 200+ enslaved workers who actually made Jefferson's estate.

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Alexandria, VA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

The tour of Monticello is not complete without a visit to Mulberry Row. The stories of the enslaved who lived and worked on the plantation brings to life the complex institution that was at the heart of southern culture. Committed to radical idea of freedom (personal and national) intellectually, Thomas Jefferson and other Founding Fathers struggled with the contradiction of... More 

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Downers Grove, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Walking the row, where people actually walked/worked makes you realized the depth of history and change in this country. Hearing the stories and names makes these people more real than just a few notes in the history books. A recreation cabin and a few foundations/fireplaces along with memorials are found along the row. Definitely worth taking this tour, it gives... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Informative Guide made this a worthwhile inclusion on our visit to see Monticello. Great to get a balanced view of what life on such a large estate was really like during Jeffersons time there.

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Ellettsville, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

As part of our Monticello tour, this gave us a view of the workings of the Jefferson plantation. While not all original buildings, they do give the idea of what this farm might have been like when Jefferson was alive.

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