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Thomas Jefferson's Monticello

931 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy, Charlottesville, VA 22902-7148
+1 434-984-9822
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Must see when in Charlottesville, VA

This should be on top of your list to visit when you come to Charlottesville, VA. The glorious... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Karen N
A Must-See for All Americans

Monticello, representing a lifetime's work of one of the most brilliant of Americans, is a must-see... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Ronald F
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
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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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931 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy, Charlottesville, VA 22902-7148
+1 434-984-9822
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Reviewed yesterday

This should be on top of your list to visit when you come to Charlottesville, VA. The glorious setting, knowing you are visiting the actual home of Thomas Jefferson, and the informative tour make for a truly positive and entertaining step back into history.

Thank Karen N
Reviewed yesterday

Monticello, representing a lifetime's work of one of the most brilliant of Americans, is a must-see destination. We wandered about the grounds while we waited for our timed tour of the house. The signage is good. The views are unbelievable! You can see why Jefferson...More

Thank Ronald F
Reviewed yesterday

Monticello is a beautiful fulfilment of Thomas Jefferson's dreams. The tours are well organized, informative and entertaining. The house, gardens and innovations that Jefferson installed in Monticello were done to advance knowledge and ease daily life on the Plantation. Monticello is a wonderful homage o...More

Thank Michael R
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited with our kids ages 6, 10, 15, and 16. Took the main tour which ended up being perfect for all of us. Originally I thought I had bought 3 tickets for one of us to take the two younger kids on the tour targeted...More

Thank Diana L
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Built this trip for my kids around memories of Monticello and Gettysburg as a kid, worried I was "griswalding" it. It did not disappoint and the kids enjoyed and learned as much as I did. Great movie, house tour, slave tour. Docents were all knowledgeable,...More

Thank Brian D
Reviewed 2 days ago

We were with a tour group so our time there was limited. I would have liked to have spent more time there than the tour allowed for. Having said that, we very much enjoyed our visit to Tom's home and highly recommend it.

Thank Howard M
Reviewed 2 days ago

Thomas Jefferson's Monticello is more than a visit to a beautiful historic home representing a significant time in American history, it is the best, most fun way to learn history. The home is beautifully restored and maintained and ongoing work involves the restoration of the...More

Thank MillboroGirl
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Other reviewers said it was expensive, but the ones that said it was worth every penny was right. A great place for children who have already learned who he was to better appreciate the work that has been and continues to be done to do...More

Thank wishuponadish
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We got a lot out of the tour of the house. It was fun to see all the quirky attributes of Jefferson, a man with many interests. The grounds are beautifully maintained.

Thank crazy4azmegan
Reviewed 3 days ago

One of our 'must do' stops on this visit to Virginia was Monticello. We budgeted about 3 to 4 hours. It took more. Glad we had the time. We thought the entry fee ($25) was a bit steep when reserving on line. Well, it wasn't!...More

Thank MikeB1952
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Has anyone ever done the Walk-through tour? This will be available on the day that I will be visiting Monticello (July 2nd). Should I buy the special walk-through (same price) or the regular guided tour?
9 June 2017|
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Response from Kurt B | Reviewed this property |
We did the walk -through tour over Memorial weekend. They have docents stationed in each room of the house, giving you the talk about the room and answering questions. I don't think it's different from guided tour, you... More
How can i Get from D.C. to Monticello and back in the same day? Taxi and driving is out of the question. Thank you to all that reply sincerely.
14 May 2017|
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Response from ChanCouple | Reviewed this property |
Perhaps a bus trip? Gray lines have them.
How long is needed to really get the full experience?
18 April 2017|
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Response from Liz T | Reviewed this property |
Minimum 2 hrs to tour the mansion and the grounds. You can spend an additional hour at the visitor's center. If you like hiking, you can add more time to walk their trails too.