Hwy 53, Charlottesville Virginia
This is one of Virginia's most impressive estates. When not serving in public affairs, this was Thomas Jefferson's home from 1770 until his death in 1826. Tours include 10 of the main floor's principal rooms, which contain the statesman's furniture and personal effects. The grounds include dependencies, a 1,000-foot-long vegetable garden, roundabout flower garden, two vineyards and a re-created orchard. His grave is in the family cemetery on the estate. Open daily 8am-5pm, March-October; 9am-4:30pm, the rest of the year. Guided tours of the house depart every 5 minutes; tours of the garden offered daily.
Other History nearby:
(Lexington) 'Stonewall' Jackson House
(Appomattox) Appomattox County Historical Museum
(Bedford) Bedford Historic Meeting House
(Charlottesville) Historic Michie Tavern
(Lexington) Lee Chapel
12/07 Coming to The Charlottesville area
National Cherry Blossom Festival Washington DC March20-April14 The nation’s greatest springtime celebration unites for four spectacular weekends including the Cherry Blossom Parade.
Bethesda Fine Arts Festival Bethesda MD May11-12 Delight in fine art created by 130 of nation's best artists, live entertainment and Bethesda restaurants.
West Virginia Strawberry Festival Buckhannon WV May15-19 The Festival is a unique, traditional celebration to promote the strawberry harvest. Enthusiastic volunteers provide good, family style entertainment that offers exciting educational and cultural events for everyone.
Virginia Pork Festival Emporia VA June12 The Virginia Pork Festival is one of the East Coast's largest food festivals, combines outstanding pork dishes with continuous live music from multiple stages.
Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival Harrisonburg VA June9-16 The Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival is a week-long summer music festival devoted to promoting an appreciation and understanding of the music of Bach and a featured composer, country, era or people.
Maryland Crab and Seafood Festival National Harbor MD August17 A celebration of the bounty of Chesapeake Bay complete with thousands of crabs, delicious beers and wines and other mouth-watering seafood.