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“Thomas Jefferson’s Palatial Abode”
Monticello was the primary plantation of Thomas Jefferson, the third President of the United States, who began designing Monticello after inheriting land from his father at age 26. Located just outside Charlottesville, Virginia, in the Piedmont region, the plantation was originally 5,000 acres, with Jefferson using the labor of enslaved Africans for extensive cultivation of tobacco and mixed crops, later shifting from tobacco cultivation to wheat in response to changing markets. Due to its architectural and historic significance, the property has been designated a National Historic Landmark. In 1987, Monticello and the nearby University of Virginia, also designed by Jefferson, were together designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
A wonderful stop for anyone looking to learn a bit more American history (and still enjoyable even if you're just along for the ride!). First off, the entirety of Monticello is absolutely... Read more
Pros: 1. Beautiful scenery, especially in the fall, try to go when the fall leaves are at their peak. We missed it by a week, so the colors weren't as pretty. 2. Tour guides were great, very... Read more
Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello
- Sun - Thu: 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
- Fri: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
- Sat: 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
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