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Thomas Jefferson's Monticello

931 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy, Charlottesville, VA 22902-7148
+1 434-984-9822
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Great Informational Tour

We stopped to spend an afternoon at Monticello before heading west to hike. Although a little... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Stephanie F
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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Wonderful tour with great tour guide

Very interesting historical site, we highly recommend touring Monticello. We did the behind the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
BuckTravel
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Franklin, Tennessee
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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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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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931 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy, Charlottesville, VA 22902-7148
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We stopped to spend an afternoon at Monticello before heading west to hike. Although a little pricey, I thought the tour was worth it. Active duty military is free, which was a great bonus for the person with me. The grounds and inside of the...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Very interesting historical site, we highly recommend touring Monticello. We did the behind the scenes tour which got us into every room on all floors, very interesting and informative.

Thank BuckTravel
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had just three hours four our visit. Need two or three times more to take it all in. So, plan for a full day. The ground floor house tour is a great way to get acclimated. But we didn’t have time for the slavery...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We really enjoyed our tour of the home. The guide knew the house as well as its history and that of the owners. Very pleaant. Also did not white wash the history, but included both the highlights and low points of the president. Made a...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Lovely and historical. The gardens are so beautiful. They've added quite a bit so if you haven't been in awhile, go back. Definitely recommend making a trip. When you do, stop at Mitchie Tavern for lunch. Delicious southern buffet!

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited on a very rainy day in early June. Parking lot is comprised of small sections on different grade levels - unless you get lucky and find a close spot you may have to walk a bit (again - rainy day!!!) We received explanation...More

Thank A B
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Loved finally getting to Monticello. Too bad the house tour focused on modern day political issues. Wanted to hear much more about Jefferson himself and his home, ie, the history. Wanted to enjoy the grounds more, but it was pouring rain. Disappointed our Founding Father's...More

Thank GailMAnne
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This place was quite spectacular and getting tour around the interior was a treat. Gave a great image of life back then

Thank Jason B
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a top notch national treasure of Thomas Jefferson and how they lived and the land they worked. A great insight into his life, his family and the place he called home.

Thank SW D
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We toured the inside of the home while it was raining, and then came back the next day to walk the grounds, take photos, etc. The ticketing staff was very helpful with a rain check. The tour staff does a great job of interpreting the...More

Thank Edward Z
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tim S
June 18, 2018|
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Response from theresad941 | Reviewed this property |
Monticello is still open and ready for you to tour! There are plenty of events taking place this summer, including a special Fourth of July, including a FREE house tour and book signing. Enjoy your trip!
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jmhil
June 6, 2018|
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Response from nccondra | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for my late response. I think you should call Monticello gor the answer. I don’t know which is the best time. Sorry!
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helene47
May 12, 2018|
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Response from logman99 | Reviewed this property |
The regular house tour is great. The other tour that was good is the garden tour, which is included with the house tour. You can do upstairs tour and more if your budget and time allows. I have not done the upstairs tour but... More
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