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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

A Summer Historic Adventure Get Away

Monticello estate, located at the foothills of Blue Ridge Mountains in Charlottesville, Virginia was Thomas Jefferson's home in the 17th century. It is surrounded by acres of gardens.
The estate has a 43-room house and was designed by the 3rd president of the U.S., constructed for 15 years, and redesigned for another 13 years from 1796-1809.
Visitors can tour the house, garden and plantation areas where Jefferson's slaves lived and worked.

The town of Charlottesville is also where the homes of two other US presidents (James Madison & James Monroe) are located.
Madison's home, Montpelier was completely renovated in 2008; while the Ash Lawn-Highland, Monroe's house features opera performance throughout the summer.