Monticello and Thomas Jefferson Country Day Trip from Washington DC

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5.0 stars The trip was beyond expectations!! I did not want to leave the place TJ was a master mind. The bus driver/tour guide was GREAT! Reviewed by:Joanne O.,
USA, September 2012
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"Visit The Home Of President Thomas Jefferson"

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Travel through Virginia to see the home of Thomas Jefferson, 3rd president of the United States & founder of the University of Virginia.

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Information

Operates:Seasonal
March to November
Wednesday

Location:Washington DC

Region:District of Columbia

Duration:11 hours 30 minutes

Tour Code:2890J

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Departure Point:Tour departs from Union Station

Departure Time: 8:00am

Inclusions

  • English speaking driver/guide
  • Tax

Exclusions

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Food and drinks

Additional Info:

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant rates apply provided they do not occupy a seat
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Wheelchairs:

  • If the wheelchair is collapsible (i.e. can fold up) and the passenger is able to walk onto the bus, the passenger can take any coach tour without making any special arrangements.
  • If the passenger is confined to the wheelchair, or it is not collapsible, the passenger or their agent will need to contact the tour operator, two weeks prior to the departure of their tour to request a coach with a wheelchair lift.

Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel between 6 and 3 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure or fail to show up on the confirmed day of travel, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

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Monticello Tour - The Home Of Thomas Jefferson, Author Of The Declaration Of Independence (Bus)

Starpoints:

  • Travel to Charlottesville, Virginia aboard our luxury motor coach.
  • Listen to expert narration from our knowledgeable driver-guide.
  • Drive past the University of Virginia, one of Thomas Jefferson's architectural design masterpieces.
  • Enjoy a family friendly tour from Washington DC!
  • Spend your afternoon at Monticello, home of Thomas Jefferson, President, inventor, surveyor, musician & artist.
  • Stroll through the main garden systems of Monticello - flower, fruit and vegetable.
  • Visit Mulberry Row, which focuses on the African-American community at Monticello and the economic operation of the plantation.
  • Enjoy the permanent exhibition, "Thomas Jefferson at Monticello," which explores the many facets of Jefferson's domestic life at Monticello.
  • See the award-winning film, Thomas Jefferson: The Pursuit of Liberty.
  • Bring your camera for excellent photo opportunities.

Monticello Tour - The Home Of Thomas Jefferson, Author Of The Declaration Of Independence (Bus)

Description


Travel to Charlottesville, Virginia & view the panoramic scenery en route to the University of Virginia, one of Thomas Jefferson's architectural design masterpieces.

You'll go up the mountainside to Monticello, home of Thomas Jefferson, President, inventor, surveyor, musician & artist.

Free Tours At Monticello

House Tours
Guided tours of the home are limited to 25 people at a time and run every 4-5 minutes. They last approximately 30 minutes. Because of fire codes and insurance restrictions, the second and third floors of the house are not open to the public.

Smoking and photography are not permitted in the house. Backpacks of any size and bags larger than 11" by 15" by 4" are not permitted in the house and must be left in the parking lot or at the Shuttle Station. Parents of an active child are asked to take turns viewing the house as a courtesy to other visitors.

When the wait for a house tour exceeds 45 minutes, Monticello uses a Line Release System to allow visitors to walk around the gardens and grounds, while waiting to see the house. Simply return to the line at the time indicated on the "line release card" distributed by a Visitors Service representative at the East Walk.

Seasonal Tours April 1 - October 31:
(All seasonal tours are included in the price of admission.)

Gardens and Grounds Tours
These guided walking tours of the Gardens and Grounds visit the main garden systems of Monticello - flower, fruit and vegetable - and focus on Jefferson's interest in garden as well as the agricultural history of the period. Tours begin on the West Lawn at a quarter past the hour, from 9:15 AM through 4:15 PM. Each tour lasts about 45 minutes.

Plantation Community Tours
These guided walking tours visit Mulberry Row and other plantation-related sites near the mountaintop and focus the African-American community at Monticello and the economic operation of the plantation. Each tour lasts about 45 minutes and leaves on the hour from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM from in front of the Monticello Museum Shop.

Seasonal Tours June 15 - August 15:

Tours for Children and their Families
These special tours are conducted daily, on the hour between 10:00 AM and 3:00 PM. Geared toward children 6 to 11 years old, the tours include hands-on objects and a child-friendly focus, and are included in the price of admission. Register for tours at the Ticket Office upon arrival at Monticello.

Monticello Visitors Center & Film
Visitors are encouraged to tour the Monticello Visitors Center. The permanent exhibition, "Thomas Jefferson at Monticello," explores the many facets of Jefferson's domestic life at Monticello. On display are a rich assortment of more than 400 Jefferson objects, artifacts discovered during archaeological excavations, and architectural models and drawings. The exhibit was designed by Ralph Appelbaum, the creator of the United States Holocaust Museum. Admission to the exhibit is free; for a small charge, visitors may listen to a pre-recorded tour of the facility.

An award-winning film, Thomas Jefferson: The Pursuit of Liberty, is shown in the theater 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM daily (summer hours are 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM on the hour - all viewings are subject to change). The exhibition, theatre, a second Museum Shop and the Charlottesville/Albemarle Convention and Visitors Bureau are located in the Visitors Center. Admission to the movie is free.

Monticello Tour - The Home Of Thomas Jefferson, Author Of The Declaration Of Independence (Bus)

Smoking and photography are not permitted in the house. Backpacks of any size and bags larger than 11" by 15" by 4" are not permitted in the house and must be left in the parking lot or at the Shuttle Station. Parents of an active child are asked to take turns viewing the house as a courtesy to other visitors.

Please note: Due to increased security measures in and around Washington DC, Government buildings and attractions may close without prior notice. We will not be held responsible for non-entry due to closures and or time allotment.

No hotel pickup and return on this tour.

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