The majestic home of the third President of the United States Thomas Jefferson, Monticello is a must visit for visitors to the Piedmont area of Virginia. Along with his passionate dedication to the rights assured in The Declaration of Independence, Jefferson is known for his affinity for nature and attraction to a rustic life. Monticello is a lavish 5,000 acre estate entailing Jefferson’s well-preserved home, replicas of his original gardens, and a sprawling farm area. The architecture of Monticello is already well-known to Charlottesville residents, with its iconic redbrick facade and white columns. The tour of the furnished interior includes Jefferson’s bedroom, the dining room, and the greenhouse. Special events throughout the year involved lectures and tours about specific parts of the plantation and Jefferson’s life. Tickets for this tour through history are available online and it is recommended that visitors arrive half an hour before their reservation time.
931 Thomas Jefferson Parkway
Charlottesville, VA 22902