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Thomas Jefferson's Monticello

931 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy, Charlottesville, VA 22902-7148
+1 434-984-9822
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Pilgrimage for gardeners and history buffs!

A pilgrimage for gardeners and history-buffs alike! Get an early house tour time (definitely... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2016
Michelle L
Penn Valley, California, United States

If you're a history buff this will thrill you. Our guide was informative, knowledgeable, and... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2016
Tampa, Florida
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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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  • Very good17%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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931 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy, Charlottesville, VA 22902-7148
+1 434-984-9822
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Reviewed 23 October 2016

A pilgrimage for gardeners and history-buffs alike! Get an early house tour time (definitely reserve online and don't wait to buy at the estate, you might be disappointed), then take the included garden and slavery tours. All three tours were conducted by knowledgable, approachable and...More

Thank Michelle L
Reviewed 23 October 2016

If you're a history buff this will thrill you. Our guide was informative, knowledgeable, and entertaining. The property really takes you back in time. The behind the scenes tour and the slavery tour are musts. The grounds and gardens not so much.

Thank randeegarretson
Reviewed 23 October 2016

We visited in September and spent several hours at Monticello. We did the lower level house tour and I wished we had done the entire house. We waited over an hour for the slavery tour to start which was included in our tour ticket. Disappointed...More

Thank bonnielegof
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Bought tickets online the day before our visit. Had some very good soup in the cafe before our tour. Guide Judy was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. A beautiful home and breathtaking views. Educational and enjoyable visit. Would recommend.

Thank Jenny J
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Always something new to learn every time you visit. A must for those interested in homes of the Presidents.

Thank Wendy S
Reviewed 22 October 2016

I have visited in the past, but this was my husband's first visit. It was an enjoyable visit for both of us. Our guide did a great job and was very knowledgeable. The brilliance of Jefferson was demonstrated along with his human frailties. This should...More

Thank cswright
Reviewed 22 October 2016

I wasn't bothered about visiting this home but was persuaded by the husband. I am so glad we made the effort - it was a real highlight! The way you are shown round the house and the slavery tour are really well done. They are...More

Thank Sarah P
Reviewed 22 October 2016

I had visited Monticello 8 years ago and I was impressed then. It is even better now with the Visitor Center and other changes they have made. Everything is run very efficiently. The tour guides are excellent and knowledgeable. The things that can be seen...More

Thank JSP799
Reviewed 22 October 2016

The thing I liked most about this mansion is the planning that made it what it is. Little things like having the vegetable garden adjacent to the kitchen, the ice house on the north side of the house, using the verandas to collect water, being...More

Thank inn-trepid
Reviewed 22 October 2016

The proximity of these two destinations makes it possible to combine touring and enjoying both of them in one day, and it's nice to break up the historical narratives and walking at Monticello with lunch at Michie's Tavern and a little shopping in the stores...More

Thank TNfan
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Richard W
18 January 2018|
Response from 757samj | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea We did not bring our dog and did not go on a picnic But it is lovely idea in good weather
Sylvia E
6 January 2018|
Response from podrozniczka60 | Reviewed this property |
Check - Pet Motel and Salon address 1187 5th St SW, Charlottesville, VA
31 October 2017|
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Response from Janet P | Reviewed this property |
No I don’t think they do discount