On Monday we took Bonnie to the UVA Orthopaedic Clinic in Charlottesville,VA so I thought it would be a nice time to tell you a little about Charlottesvilles.
Charlottesville is the home of Thomas Jefferson. If you have never visited his home,it is a must see stop when visiting VA. His home is so magnificently beautiful with many inventions and creations that are amazing especially for his life time. The grounds are gorgeous with many flower gardens and huge very old grand trees. The buildings and views on the property are a sight for your eyes to feast upon in amazement. It is a great place of much educational wealth and wonder for all ages to visit. Even children very much enjoy visiting Thomas Jefferson's home. I encourage you to make and effort to visit it sometime. You will NOT be disappointed.
There are a number of other historic places nearby, one being Mitchie Tavaren which is worth stopping to tour.
Charlottesville is also the home of the University of Virgina which is a fantastic sight to behold. Thomas Jefferson desiigned much of the campus and buildings on the orginal campus. The Architechure all around the college as well as Jefferson home is absolutely spectecular to tour and see.
Charlottesville has all the the beauty and charm of a small historic town in the downtown area,but also has the latest advancments in technology spread out through the city with one of the most acclaimed teaching hospitals in the USA.
Come to Charlottesvile,VA and enjoy the Southern hospitality and all else that goes with the Southern charm you will find in this lovely area.
If you come ,a great time will be had by all.
Charlottesvile,VA has a dual purpose,one of preservation and education. I invite you to visit and see for yourself the protection and interpertation of of the collections,gardens and grounds of the city,the magificent university and historic places in and aroud Charlottesville.
Monticello,Thomas Jefferson home,near Charlottesville is a 3-dimensional place. No other historic house reveals the genius and complexity of the owner to the degree that Monticello does. It is abosolutely fansinating!
Monticello is the only house in America on the United Nations World Heritage List which endorses the critical importance of it to the world. When you visit the Dome Room with yellow sun-kissed walls you will surely give out "oohs and ahhs' in appreciation of the beauty.
An added interest at Monticello, for some, is Mulberry Row. American History can not be understood without studying slavery. Slavery shaped the country's economy,politics and culture. As you see the active interpertations of Mulberry Row, it will enhance your education to show how slavery made a major contribution and help you grasp how the national understanding of slavery. Certainly,not that slavery was right,but it did happen sadly and Mulberry Row adds interest to the aspects of how various people contributed to society.
Mulberry Row helps visitors understand the complex world of Monticello,the 5,00 acre plantation occuppied by Thomas Jeferson , his family, hired workers,and about 130 enslaved people in any given year, Jefferson kept very careful records,coupled with extensive archeological and historical study,which makes Monticello the best-documented plantation in America. Mulberry Row played a critical position with the agricultural quarter and main house. It was occupied 75 feet from Jefferson's own quarters, Mulberry Row was the hub of the industrial and domestic activitities. These people played crictical roles in the success of Monticello.
This is an overview which you might not have been given before about Thomas Jefferson home,because the usual thing to do is to focus on the Architechure and beauty of the main house. This is certainly not to take away from the beauty of the home,but to enlarge your visions of what this property is like.
In addition,through the year there are many festivals year around at Monticello. For example,Virginia Cider Making,Mushroom Cultivation,Chickens for Eggs and Meat and many others. Visitors can enjoy Jefferson's vegetable garden,the West Lawn, the Thomas Jefferson Visitors Center and Smith Education Center which I can not you tell how amazing and interesting they areCheck them out for yourself. On th eproperty,there are deep grades,unrivaled views and natural landscaping with deep woods and rough terrian as well as manicured lawns. during Jefferson lifetime visiting his home was very difficult. There are trails to take advantage of while visiting to experience the beauty of the lands around Monticello.
There are a wonderful Calendar of Events presented by the Historic Foundation which are available through out different times of the year to enjoy. To find more information about Monticello and the events just go to www.monticello.org. Monticello will exceed your expectations!!
We did not visit Monticello on Monday when we were there,but I have visited it many,many times and every single time throughly enjoyed my visit. I never tire of going there,because there is always something new to learn and see!!! :D