Saturday, January 12, 2013

A Visit with T.J.

On our way to visit my sister and her family in Richmond, VA we made a stop at Thomas Jefferson's home, Monticello.  As an interesting learning experience we all gave this trip a thumbs up.  The house and grounds are beautiful.  Thomas Jefferson, or T.J. as we came to call him, is fascinating.  The exhibits and museum, especially the discovery center for children, are focused on hands and minds on interaction.  The gift shop sells root beer.  What more can you ask for?

We highly recommend that you take the Family Fun tour and take time to stroll from the mansion back to the visitor center.  We also recommend a clear day in December as the perfect time for a visit.  It was chilly but there were no crowds and the views were amazing.

1 comment:

  1. Awesome! We were there in June and it was fabulous. We were in awe of his clock in the entry way and all the Lewis and Clark memorbilia. The under the house passage way was pretty cool too. The whole place was just beautiful.