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
This was a fascinating place to visit as an adult. I enjoyed the QR codes throughout and free wifi that enabled you to connect more on your self-guided tour. We easily spent 3 hours here. Very...more
Had a great overall experience COVID safety rules were very well done and appreciated. Enjoyed the Self-Paced tour of the house using the App. Allowed you to stop and spend extra time in areas of...more