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“Great part of American History”

Thomas Jefferson's Monticello
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Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Reviewed 3 September 2010

Monticello showed how much of a visionary Thomas Jefferson really was. His estate was way ahead its time. We were just so fascinated by all of his inventions. The house and grounds themselves are beautifully kept. The tour was very insightful and gave a lot of new insight to Jefferson's personal life. I would suggest that you tour the basement on your own, there are many interesting things to see down there.

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Reviewed 3 August 2010

Took our three preteens to visit. It was a little pricey for a family outing, but it was worth it. Thomas Jefferson is facinating and the people on staff showed there enthusiasm on the house tour. And if you are a gardener, it should not be missed.

The house tour is the primary one. There are special tours for the gardens and a tour geared for families. We did not do that. Some of these special tours had additional fees or arrangements.

Our kids mostly enjoyed the tour, but after about two hours they were spent.

Thank disneygirl85
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Reviewed 2 August 2010

Looked at their website several times before driving out from Washington DC to see the house - had no interest in touring the inside - just wanted to see the setting and design - got there only to find out that you have to pay $22 each for the privilidge of leaving the parking lot - you can't see anything, touch anything, do anything, get near anything without paying up - who needs that - I told them where to go and left.....

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Reviewed 1 August 2010

Monticello has so many visitors, they have to hustle people through the house quickly. Your standard $22 ticket gets you a 35-minute tour of the first floor. To see more of the house, you have to fork out considerably more money for the "behind the scenes" tour. Also very disappointed that no photography is allowed inside the house. All that being said, Monticello has a spectacular setting and was very interesting to visit.

2  Thank CardsFan07
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Reviewed 30 July 2010

My son and I visited Monticello in July. It was over 100 degrees for days and the house tour was wonderful. You don't get to see the whole house but you see enough to fully appreciate how grand it was, and advanced in it's day. You can also fully grasp the stark contrast between how Jefferson lived and how his slaves lived, as well as how a plantation operated.

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