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Address: 931 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy, Charlottesville, VA 22902-7148
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Monticello and its many historical rooms, gadgets, furniture, buildings,...

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.

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Even the teenagers enjoyed this!

We took an excellent tour of the inside of the house and then walked around the grounds. Wonderful, authentically preserved historic site. One thing to be aware of is that there... read more

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We took an excellent tour of the inside of the house and then walked around the grounds. Wonderful, authentically preserved historic site. One thing to be aware of is that there is some walking and hilly landscape involved. It was a little much for my elderly mom but she still loved it.

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Unfortunately it was very crowded the day we were there, making it difficult to view the rooms. The garden was beautiful.

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Auburn, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We missed a lot due to the crowds. Poor planning on our part I guess. Only had time to walk the grounds and gardens. The ticket counter was going to charge us full price knowing we were not going to tour the house. I had to Pin Him down for a grounds only fare. .

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Mamaroneck, New York
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

You have to visit Monticello. The property is lovely. The visit is very well organized. You can buy your tickets on line ahead of time and I would strongly recommend to do it. The rooms in the house are small which oblige to have small groups to visit. With the admission ticket you have access to two free tours. We... More 

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visiting Monticello for the first time is amazing as it's so rich in history, vibrant color from all the tulips in bloom and outstanding staff. I thoroughly enjoyed the Garden Tour and our guide was thorough, friendly and knowledgeable.

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Crestview, Florida
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Fascinating house tour. We had a wonderful guide who really brought the home to life for us. My only disappointment was not being allowed to take photos inside. The visitor center, gift shop, gallery, and theater complex are very impressive. They handle the crowds very well, with shuttles that drive you up to the house every 15 minutes. Good intro... More 

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Leesburg, Virginia
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Be sure to be on time and follow tour directions on the website. The tours are very closely timed, so no room for dilly dallying. They run a tight ship there.

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Trussville, Alabama
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

At some point in your lifetime you have to visit Monticello. The property is lovely. The architecture is so intelligent t. You feel as if you were walking through history.

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Lewis Center, Ohio
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We recommend pre purchasing tickets, especially if you are visiting on a weekend. We upgraded to the ticket which includes the 2nd and 3rd levels of the estate - well worth the money. Plan to walk up narrow staircases. Our guide, Barbara, was excellent. She was informative, humorous and answered everyone's questions. They are currently expanding some buildings on the... More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great tour. We took the basic one. I understand there is a more expensive one that takes you up the very small stairs. (Apparently Jefferson didn't believe in grand staircases because he felt they waste space.) You can go under the house and see the cellars. They tend to use euphemisms here such as "enslaved workers" and on the slavery... More 

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