Visit to Monticello

The House and Gardens

Me and hubby went to Monticello as part of our anniversary get-a-way plans.  I was impressed by the size and would definitely return to do more tours in the future.  The large cistern in the bottom middle part of the collage was one of several on the property and they had a capacity of over 3000 gallons of water.  He rigged them to collect water from the roofs.  They wouldn’t let us take pics inside the house unfortunately.  Thomas Jefferson had some ingenious ideas indoors as well as outdoors.  He designed the home himself by reading architect books and the house was in a constant state of remodel during his lifetime.

The Vegetable, Vineyard and Orchard gardens.

 The vegetable gardens, vineyards and orchards were quite massive in size.  We were told that the produce grown here is distributed to the staff so nothing goes to waste.   

The Monticello Cemetary

The Monticello Graveyard still remains in the trust of the descendants of Thomas Jefferson.  This is where he was laid to rest as well as his past & present family members.  The obelisk shaped stone was designed by him and he wrote the inscription as well.  He listed his accomplishments in order of what he felt was his greatest contributions.  This was one of the last stops on our tour.  Hope you enjoyed my brief summary of our visit to Monticello.  Have a nice weekend everyone! 🙂

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10 responses to this post.

  1. Monticello is such a wonderful place to visit. Glad you had such a wonderful time there. Have a fabulous weekend!

    I agree, thank you Freda. 🙂

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  2. I am sure you noticd that president was not on his list.

    Actually the tour guide did mention it to us or I might have overlooked it Les. 🙂

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  3. Posted by Andrea on July 15, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    Looks like it was a perfect sunny day for your get-away,those gardens are certainly impressive , especially the bean poles ! i wonder how many staff manage the gardens?

    And the temperature was perfect with a nice breeze that kept us comfortable Andrea. Glad you enjoyed the pics of the garden. I was impressed with the size of those bean poles too! Quite alot from what I noticed. 🙂

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  4. Another one of many places I’ve always wanted to visit! Both my husband and I enjoy history, and I would love to see the gardens as well. Glad you had such an enjoyable getaway!

    You need to put this at the top of your list Rose, I’ve been wanting to go for some time and I’m only about 2 1/2 hrs away. We enjoy history too and the gardens were an added bonus for me. Thanks! 🙂

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  5. Posted by Lona on July 16, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    What a fun place to visit. I would love to make the trip one day. Thanks for sharing your visit.

    It is a fun place to visit, you should definitely make plans to go, it’s so worth it. 🙂

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  6. We visited Monticello a few years ago and really enjoyed it. Old Thomas had fascinating hobbies indoors and out, didn’t he?

    We did too Pam. Yes he certainly did have some fascinating ideas! 🙂

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  7. How very neat. So glad you got a get a way for your anniversary too.

    Thanks Tina, it was nice getting away and seeing such a cool part of our American History. 🙂

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  8. Happy Anniversary to you both what a nice place to visit.

    Thanks Rosemary, it was a nice trip. 🙂

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  9. Happy Anniversary…I would love to take a trip there someday.

    Balisha

    Thank you Balisha, it’s a nice place to visit. 🙂

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  10. Your post captures the issue peeclftry!

    Reply

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