Thomas Jefferson's Monticello
On a mountaintop outside Charlottesville, Virginia, you will find Thomas Jefferson's beloved Monticello. It is a 5000-acre plantation that was home to the author of the Declaration of Independence and our third president of the United States. He was also the founder of the University of Virginia.
We had a terrific guide the day we took our tour. Now just in case you are wondering, kids, we didn't tour the whole 5000 acres!