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Visited with my wife and had a guided tour of the entire residence. During our tour there was an... read more

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ExcitedNYS
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New York State
History comes alive

This is one of the better historical sites. The tours are well done- I would recommend the "Behind... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
stems22
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Hickory, NC
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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
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 17 June 2008

Every America should visit this site. The house tours are huried but I found the guides would answer two or three quesions before pulling us along. It's amazing how close you can get to the historic items and artwork. I was alway the last straggler...More

46  Thank GB_Traveler66
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 27 May 2008

We did a trip to central Virginia to enjoy the historical sites like Monticello, the wineries, and the outdoor attractions over Memorial Day weekend. We arrived at Monticello at about 9:30 in the morning intending to take an abbreviated tour of the house and gardens...More

50  Thank CourtneyMD
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Reviewed yesterday

Visited with my wife and had a guided tour of the entire residence. During our tour there was an ice storm, and the leadership decided to close the site. Marianne as our guide was VERY effective. Staff were very calm as they gathered all the...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Second time I've toured Monticello. Jefferson was remarkable and what they have done with the property is wonderful. The first time we were wowed by the Jefferson's creativity and the extent of his interests. The second time we saw some of that, but it faded...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is one of the better historical sites. The tours are well done- I would recommend the "Behind the scenes" tour- a little bit more but well worth it. If you visit around lunch, be advised there is no cafe, only snacks. There is heavy...More

1  Thank stems22
Reviewed 3 days ago

There is an incredible amount of history here. The visit allows you to have a better understanding about how the man lived. HIS home is amazing and it is a delight to stroll the grounds and to develop a picture of how life was in...More

Thank William P
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If you love history, this is a must see site. The tour guides are extremely knowledgeable and give a unique perspective to the life and times of Jefferson. We took the behind the scene tour and were glad we did. You get to see parts...More

Thank IraS674
Reviewed 6 days ago

Whether you love history or want to learn more about Thomas Jefferson, visiting Monticello is an amazing way to experience history! I have been to Monticello three times and each tourguide I've had was exceptional and made the tour unique. By visiting Thomas Jefferson's home...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Unfortunately the day we went the weather was absolutely miserable, rain,fog etc. I think the grounds would have been lovely if we could have seen them. We also did not have time to do all the tours, which we were interested in. Especially about slavery...More

Thank Haven156
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had very high expectations for this visit and unfortunately I was very let-down. The initial process is simple enough, you purchase tix at the ticket office and either walk a trail for less than 1 mile to the grounds or take a shuttle (the...More

Thank ImAlwaysAdventuring
Reviewed 1 week ago

I first visited this house about 18 years ago. They have upgraded the parking and entrance for the site which is very nice. The regular tour is only the main floor but the tour started on time and we had a great tour guide. There...More

Thank Stephanie M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are an admirer of Thomas Jefferson, his home is a must-see. You get an intuitive sense of his philosophy and his passions by seeing the design of his home. One of the earliest sunroom/greenhouses is one exterior exposure of the house. Enjoy seeing...More

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I would plan for five hours; don't rush. The tours are really worth the time.
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Yes, but take an umbrella to use for the outside grounds.
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I have terrible knees and get a little woozy with heights. Yet for the Behind the Scenes tour I made it up and down both flights of stairs because I could hold onto the railing in both directions and, when descending, I... More
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