“Situated on a mountaintop outside Charlottesville, Virginia, Monticello, a 5,000-acre plantation, was the home of Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of Independence, third president of the United States, and founder of the University of Virginia. Monticello is the only historic house in the U.S. on the United Nations' World Heritage List.” CLICK to start planning your visit
The following is a series of photos from our 2010 visit to Charlottesville Virginia and Monticello. Linda and I really enjoyed our visit and |I in particular enjoyed the gardens
“In the thick of party conflict in 1800, Thomas Jefferson wrote in a private letter, "I have sworn upon the altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man."This powerful advocate of liberty was born in 1743 in Albemarle County, Virginia, inheriting from his father, a planter and surveyor, some 5,000 acres of land, and from his mother, a Randolph, high social standing. He studied at the College of William and Mary, then read law. In 1772 he married Martha Wayles Skelton, a widow, and took her to live in his partly constructed mountaintop home, Monticello.” CLICK to read more
MULBERRY ROW is a 1000 foot road which was the center of plantation activity from 1770’s til 1826 and was lined with the dependencies necessary to supply the plantation.
A few more photos of the main building:
And the inside (from postcards) NO photos allowed inside
Next, we will head back outside,kitchen,cellars,ice storage,and wine.
The kitchen was among the best equipped in Virginia. While serving as U.S. Minister to France, Jefferson purchased a large number of cooking utensils for his residence in Paris. CLICK to read more
I’ll end this post with a beautiful outside view
Appreciate you stopping by. If you are interested in history and like to travel a visit to MONTICELLO IS A MUST
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