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Snapshot of the Week: Monticello in Summer

Snapshot of the Week: Monticello in Summer

Earlier this summer, I visited Thomas Jefferson’s house, Monticello. I went to college just over an hour from the 5,000 acre plantation and, would you believe that this was my first visit? (Sidenote: I’d traveled to Charlottesville just once during my tenure at JMU, and that was to go to Krispy Kreme… but that’s another story.)

Monticello is the only historic house in the U.S. on the United Nations’ World Heritage List, and after visiting, I can see why. The house is special– I mean, Thomas Jefferson designed it himself— but the mountain-top location and surrounding valleys are picturesque and seemingly untouched by time.

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