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Monticello, The Home of Thomas Jefferson, Charlottesville

Monticello, The Home of Thomas Jefferson - Charlottesville, Virginia
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Monticello, The Home of Thomas Jefferson
931 Thomas Jefferson Parkway, Charlottesville, VA 22902Map
Located on the Thomas Jefferson Parkway
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Thomas Jefferson’s home is the number one tourist attraction in Charlottesville. A skilled architect, Jefferson designed this house that overlooks the university he also designed and founded from a small mountain—“monti cello”—on the east side of town. You may recognize the building from the back of the American nickel. Though Monticello was briefly privately owned, it is now managed by the Thomas Jefferson Foundation, and the house is full of Jefferson’s personal belongings and many of his inventions. Reserve your tour online or by phone to avoid waits, and arrive 30 minutes prior to your scheduled tour. Each house tour lasts 30 minutes, but 45-minute Gardens and Grounds tours and Plantation Community tours are available April through October as well. For a more intimate look at the house, reserve a Signature Tour, available May through early September.

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By capatchap | Posted 12/31/10
  This tour gave my son age 11, an appreciation of early american history. It made it easier to imagine what it was really like back then. He ended up on doing his senior theme paper on Thomas Jefferson....   Read More
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