Thomas Jefferson's Monticello

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Charlottesville Real Estate Solutions

When you visit Charlottesville Virginia you are really missing out if you do not see the tour at Monticello.

They have several tours now (house, Gardens and Plantation) and the house tour is the most popular and my personal favorite.

When you are on the front porch at Monticello and you look out over Charlottesville you get a feel for the greatness of Jefferson.

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You can see the University of Virginia from his grounds just as he did when it was being built.

The moment you enter you see several of his accomplishments and his inventions. I will not spoil the tour by giving away the details but you will be very surprised at all the things he did!

You know of course he sent Lewis and Clark out west from here...

On the Monticello website there is a great on-line room by room tour with Panorama photos of every room. It is the next best thing to actually visiting Monticello.

My wife loves the garden tour and it is ever changing with the seasons. What a great way to spend a day!

Come visit Charlottesville and do yourself and your family a favor and visit the fine home of Thomas Jefferson!

Hope to see you soon.

 

 

 

 

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Patricia Kennedy
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Charles, Monticello is at the top of my list for a day trip.  As soon as the weather warms up, I'll grab James and we can head down there.  Fabulous photo.
Feb 07, 2008 08:20 AM #4
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Charles McDonald
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PATRICIA - worth the trip!

BARBARA - Yes it is!

Feb 07, 2008 08:43 AM #6
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Charles, I did not know that Monticello was in your back yard! What was I thinking? I do want to do some touring of that area later this year. Thanks for the post!   8-} 
Feb 07, 2008 09:31 AM #7
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Chris Frantz
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Great post, thanks for sharing.  Maybe we could get our politicians to visit and learn how to be a responsible leader.

Feb 07, 2008 10:51 AM #8
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Charles - I have visited Monticello, UVA and the Charlottesville area and you are correct.  To walk the rooms and the grounds and see the beauty and the innovation is to begin to feel something of the greatness of the man.  

The generation and the society that gave us the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were  remarkably educated and conscious of emerging political trends in Europe.  And Jefferson was clearly preeminent among the leadership. 

Thanks for stirring the memories. 

Feb 07, 2008 01:18 PM #9
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Charles, I've only been to Charlottesville once years ago for a wedding.  We did get to explore around UVA and drive around the beautiful countryside a bit, but missed out on visiting Monticello.  It's on my to-do list for sure for next time.  As is a lunch or dinner with Mr. & Mrs. McDonald.
Feb 07, 2008 10:06 PM #10
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Charles,  I will never regret touring Monticello - the innovations TJ developed are as spectacular as the gardens, Karen
Feb 07, 2008 10:37 PM #11
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MICHAEL - Come Visit anytime, we have several Presidents homes nearby!

CHRIS - I just heard (this morning on the radio) that Obama and Clinton are visiting Sunday and Monday.

TED - Well said and I hope that anyone visiting sees Jeffersons Home. As a resident I still try to go every year.

BRIAN - We would love to have you visit and get together for lunch or dinner. When you plan a trip give me some head's up so I can recommend a great place to stay!

Feb 07, 2008 10:37 PM #12
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KAREN - It is truly amazing!
Feb 07, 2008 10:39 PM #13
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Monticello is such a neat place to visit.  I remember the alcoves in the house and the fence around the cemetary.  It is a wonderful way to spend the day!
Feb 08, 2008 11:40 PM #14
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KIM - It really is a special place!
Feb 09, 2008 12:35 AM #15
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I haven't been to Monticello since my first year in college (and only did so because my grandparents dragged me out there when they came to visit one weekend).  Not only do I want to visit during my next trip to C'ville, I recently met a guy down here whose mother is a tour guide for Monticello.  I can't wait!
Feb 09, 2008 01:09 PM #16
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TCHAKA - At a recent party I also met a guide. It is a great job to see Monticello behind the tour!
Feb 10, 2008 12:32 AM #17
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Charles, it's been several years since I first visited Monticello.  I recently watched a movie about Thomas Jefferson and the unconfirmed buzz about his affair with Sally Hemmings.  I was so intrigued.  Because of this, I'd like to take a second trip.
Feb 11, 2008 02:09 PM #18
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Unconfirmed?  Oh he was with her.......no question! 

 Charles - That's exactly what I'm aiming for, the Monticello behind the tour!

Feb 11, 2008 02:13 PM #19
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TAMARA - Interesting to see the setting where it all happened!

TCHAKA - During the winter it takes on a whole different feel too!

Feb 11, 2008 11:00 PM #20
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Hi Charles, I have visited Monticello several years ago it is very beautiful and well worth the visit.  A family member of mine was living at the Ashram of Swami Satchidananda nearby there. It is also a very interesting place to visit.
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Charles - would you believe I have NEVER been there! It is on my list of places I want to visit!
Feb 12, 2008 12:23 AM #22
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B and B - Come visit anytime!
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I just wrote about Thomas Jefferson myself. I would love for you to come by and comment. I was actually trying to find a link to a book that Thomas Jefferson wrote and I found this post. I just wrote my own post on Thomas Jefferson and ironically, a Google search brought me here for the post I was writing on ActiveRain myself.

ActiveRain has some good search engine power!

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