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Growing up in SW Virginia, my husband had always wanted to tour Thomas Jefferson’s home. Only the ground floor was available to tour the day we visited, which lasted 30-45 minutes. Although the guide was fairly knowledgeable about Jefferson’s life, we had hoped to hear...More
Spent a few delightful hours on Jefferson's little mountain. Many improvements and upgrades since my last visit 40 years ago. LOL
The house is lovely and our guide was interesting and pleasant. Saw two very well done videos, wandered the property as much as we...More
I have wanted to see this historic site for years. My family decided to come right after Christmas as our son now lives in northern Virginia. It's a few hours from his place! It was a bit chilly and foggy at the top of the...More
We're still processing our visit to Monticello. Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence, founded UVA, was an avid reader, intellectual, and scientist, yet he was a slaveholder and not a very "kind" one at that. How do you reconcile this?
The tour guides of the...More
Go with time to get the chance to experience the multiple mini tours they have available. Relax and take in the space where you are. It is a beautiful, poignant location full of history and contradictions. must for everyone and a must to all US...More
A group of us visited in early February. I had not been for years. It was good to see the house and grounds, and to learn that there are multiple tours available. I'd like to return for the specialized tours. It was also good to...More
My daughter is really into the Revolutionary War and all of its heroes. For her birthday she wanted to visit several places and Monticello was at the top of her list. It was great getting to see how Jefferson lived and all of the things...More
Nice, historic tour. It helps to get this history first hand on a tour like this. A little pricy at $25 each w no senior discounts available. We didn't take the upstairs tour which would have increased to $49 each. While in the area, we...More
Not being from the area, I don't know what your options are. it looks like about a 165 mile trip one way and I don't think Uber is the way to go. If you do get to Charlottesville, spend a day or two. It's a really nice place.