The travels and adventures of a California transplant
Thursday, October 3, 2013
Monticello was definitely one of the highlights of our last road trip. I am a student of eighteenth century history and Thomas Jefferson is emblematic of that period.
The tour inside the house was about an hour and a half long. My favorite parts of the tour were Jefferson's momentos in his hallway and his lovely library. I think Christopher's favorite part was discovering that Jefferson was a huge beer fan. After the peeking inside the home, visitors were given the choice of taking a tour of the gardens, the slave quarters or simply exploring the grounds and Jefferson graveyard on their own. We were a little short on time and opted to wander through the property by ourselves. The grounds were exquisite and an interesting little peek into colonial life.
If you are ever in Charlotesville, Virginia, you must tour Monticello. It is well-worth the visit. I have a feeling Monticello will be another spot that we revisit in the future.
Be warned that you need to book tickets prior to the visit. I simply called the day-of and ordered them about two hours before our visit. Have fun!