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Monticello was the mountaintop home, gardens and plantation for Thomas Jefferson, third president of the United States. Over a 40 year period this architectural masterpiece was always being expanded and modified. Jefferson described the house as his "essay in architecture," but today it is recognized as an international treasure.
The Monticello plantation of 5,000 acres, with its four farms, was a center of agriculture and industry, and was home not only to the Jefferson family, but to workers, black and white, enslaved and free.
Jefferson also spent a lot of time at his botanical gardens which was an elaborate labratory of ornamental and useful plants. There he cultivated over 250 vegetable varieties in his 1000-foot-long garden terrace and 170 fruit varieties in the eight-acre fruit garden, designed romantic grottoes, garden temples, and ornamental groves.
Jefferson inherited slaves from both his father and father-in-law. In a typical year, he owned about 200, almost half of them under the age of sixteen. About eighty of these lived at Monticello; the others lived on adjacent Albemarle County plantations, and on his Poplar Forest estate in Bedford County, Virginia.
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Best Western Mount Vernon
1613 Emmet Street, Charlottesville VA 22906-7284
Charlottesville's original motor inn, situated on spacious grounds where the colonial furnishings mirror the long standing tradition of hospitality and charm associated with "Mr. Jefferson's Country".
Virginia Adventure Guide
Including Chesapeake Bay, the Blue Ridge & Shenandoah Valley By Leonard Adkins
This highly detailed travel guide covers the entire state, from Virginia Beach to the Blue Ridge Mountains to the Great Dismal Swamp. All the best hikes, canoe trails, whitewater routes, from an author who has hiked the Appalachian Trail from start to finish three times!
Voiced the aspirations of a new America as no other individual of his era. As public official, historian, philosopher, and plantation owner, he served his country for over five decades. In 1809 he retired from politics to return to his family and farm at Monticello.
Boars Head Inn
200 Ednam Drive, Charlottesville VA 22903
Amid the Serenity of Virginia's Wine Country-the Boars Head Inn Offers World Class Golf-a Full Service Spa-Fitness Center- Tennis Courts and Three Swimming Pools. Many Rooms Offering Balconies With Lake or Beautiful Landscape Views. Located On the Property is the Old Mill Room-Charlottesvilles Only AAA Four Star Restaurant
The New Jefferson Library
1329 Kenwood Farm, State Route 53, Charlottesville, VA 22902; (434) 984-7540; Email;
The Jefferson Library has over 5000 titles, and another 5000 in departmental libraries throughout the Foundation. These libraries include Archaeology, Center for Historic Plants, Curatorial, Education, Guides, and the International Center for Jefferson Studies at Kenwood. Some major titles include the multi-volume papers of Hamilton, Washington, Madison, John Adams and family, and the major editions of Jefferson's writings edited by Albert Ellery Bergh, Paul Leicester Ford, and Julian Boyd.
Jefferson was extremely interested in education, drafting legislation for a plan of public education, designing study plans for his family and acquaintances, and establishing the University of Virginia.
Doubletree Hotel Charlottesville
990 Hilton Heights Road, Charlottesville VA 22901
Doubletree Charlottesville is a spacious and handsomely furnished nine story hotel with 235 guest rooms and executive suites. Located in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, our newly renovated accommodations provide you with every comfort and service you would expect from a Doubletree.
Residence Inn Charlottesville
1111 Millmont Street, Charlottesville VA 22903
Residence Inn by Marriott is designed to make you feel at home for a day, a week, a month or more. Our suites give you fifty percent more space than a traditional hotel room. The Residence Inn Charlottesville is adjacent to the Barracks Road Shopping Center two miles northwest of downtown and just 1/2 mile from the Darden Business School
Park City Vacation Resort Guide
This mountain community is home to three world class ski resorts and hosted several alpine venues of the 2002 Winter Olympics. The historic district is a bustling year-round draw for vacationers.
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