We are starting to get ready for the holidays here in Charlottesville!
Monticello still has tickets available for special tours and Chris and I booked so we can finally see the upstairs of the mansion! This is not part of the house offered during the regular tours because of the staircase. Jefferson did not believe in large staircases – he thought they were a waste of space. As a result, the staircases in Monticello are barely wider than three feet! So they cannot be used by the public during the regular tours due to fire regulations. So, if you are in Charlottesville this holiday season book one of these tours at http://www.monticello.org/pressroom/showArticle.php?id=165