Spread over 5,000 acres (2023.428 hectares), Monticello is one of the most well-known attractions in the region....
moreSpread over 5,000 acres (2023.428 hectares), Monticello is one of the most well-known attractions in the region. Designed and built by the third president of the United States, Thomas Jefferson himself, this courtly edifice is lodged on the fringes of Charlottesville. Monticello’s design was heavily influenced by elements of the Italian Renaissance architecture, while also featuring Neoclassical and Palladian architectural styles. Among other crops, the plantation saw the cultivation of wheat and tobacco on a large scale. Skirted by winding, unpaved paths and wide expanses of delightful gardens, Monticello sits in stark contrast, and yet blends in with its ethereal, verdant surrounds. Steeped deep in antiquity and a strong sense of presidential heritage, Monticello also doubles as a museum and a research institute. Built in 1772, and now governed by the Thomas Jefferson Foundation (TJF), Monticello is now designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. less
Thomas Jefferson was not only the author of the United States Constitution, he was also President of the nation. Monticello, even after all these years, is a beautiful estate. In recent years, the...more
I’ve visited there twice before over many years and it was enjoyable. On my third trip 1/28/21 was horrible. The employees seemed to be the Gestapo, giving order, stand here stand there, walk here and...more