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
We had an amazing experience taking a tour of Monticello. We opted for a private tour and we could not have been happier that we chose this option. We were lucky that Karen was our tour guide. She was...more
We recently visited Monticello, which was not our first time. This was different due to Covid, however, the organization and staff are during a great job during this unprecedented time. Tickets are...more