Monticello - Thomas Jefferson Country Tour
Located in Charlottesville, Virginia, Thomas Jefferson's beautiful mountain home of Monticello is a sight to see for all visitors and you can explore this site and more with this 11.5-hour Monticello historical tour. It includes round-trip transportation via an air-conditioned bus from Washington, making it convenient for visitors who do not know the area or do not want to drive around.
The home was designed, redesigned, built, rebuilt, and remodeled by Jefferson for over forty years, becoming a famous architectural feat. It was at the house that Jefferson featured his own museum of American natural history, created several different inventions, raised a family, and even collected a personal library of over 6,000 books that were sold to Congress in 1815 as the basis for the Library of Congress. It is also his final resting place.
While you are on this tour of Monticello, you will explore the gardens, grounds, buildings, cabins, and plantation area of the home, which provided a source of food with the vegetable garden as well as a botanical laboratory and gardens of Monticello. Also during the tour, each visitor will be able to explore other parts of Charlottesville Virginia, including the famous Michie Tavern, where you can enjoy lunch and the University of Virginia, which Jefferson conceived and designed.
This fantastic day trip will teach visitors about Jefferson's life and times while you're listening to the expert narration from your knowledgeable driver-guide! Below is the detailed itinerary.
- Is the Monticello - Thomas Jefferson Country Tour handicap accessible?
- Are any meals included?
Meals are not included but there will be a chance to purchase lunch.
- What is included in the admission price?
Includes transportation, guided tours, and admission into each location.
- Is there any walking involved?
Yes. The tour includes around 1-2 miles of walking with multiple opportunities to sit to travel to each location.
- Approximately how long does the Monticello - Thomas Jefferson Country Tour last?
The tour lasts approximately 11.5 hours.
- For what ages is the tour appropriate?
This is appropriate for all ages!
- What type of dress & footwear are recommended?
Wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes.
- Where does the Monticello - Thomas Jefferson Country Tour depart from?
The tour departs from the Bus Terminal Level at Union Station located at 50 Massachusetts Ave NE Washington, DC 20002
- Is photography / video recording allowed on the Monticello - Thomas Jefferson Country Tour?
Both photography and video cameras are permitted.