Via private SUV with your own guide, take a daytrip to Monticello, Thomas Jefferson’s plantation near Charlottesville, Virginia. To understand Jefferson, one must understand Monticello; it can be seen as his autobiographical statement.
We will experience the mansion house at Monticello but also an ornamental landscape, a farm, a plantation, a small mountain, and a large and diverse community. This historic site encapsulated the interests, talents, ideals, ambitions, and realities of its creative and complex owner. If desired, lunch can be had at the famous Michie Tavern (ca. 1784). If time allows, a quick tour of the University of Virginia grounds can be made.
Includes admission fees to the mansion and grounds for up to six guests.
Fun Fact!: The Jefferson Memorial is modeled after the University of Virginia’s Rotunda, which Jefferson designed. Thomas Jefferson designed three other buildings in his lifetime: the houses at Monticello and Poplar Forest, as well as the Virginia capitol in Richmond. Jefferson’s innovative mind and architectural style (he loved domes, octagons, and pillars!) is evident in all four of the buildings he designed.