Charlottesville Welcome Book Winter 2016

From the moment you glimpse the iconic pillars of Monticello’s West Portico, you know you are in the presence of a visionary mind. The author of the Declaration of the Independence, Thomas Jefferson, dedicated his life to serving our country at its founding as the third United States president, Governor of Virginia and Secretary of State, among other roles. Jefferson was also an architect, scholar, musician, inventor and agriculturalist. Like the Taj Mahal and Tower of London, Monticello is on the list of World Heritage Sites known the world over as cherished pieces of human history and of great universal value. If you’re looking for a seasonal experience, Monticello offers Holiday Evening Tours where visitors get an intimate look at how the holidays were celebrated in Jefferson’s time, plus the rare opportunity to experience Monticello after dark. The popular wreath-making workshops are another winter treat and will help you make a beautiful decoration to adorn your front door or mantle for the holidays.

From Ivy Publications, publishers of: CharlottesvilleFamily's Bloom, a monthly parenting magazine with a calendar of Charlottesville festivals and events plus stories on education, health and family fun; the CharlottesvilleFamily Ultimate Go-To Guide, a comprehensive resource for families and newcomers alike; the Charlottesville Welcome Book, a guide to attractions like Monticello, vineyards, University of Virginia and sports as well as a relocation handbook; Charlottesville Wine & Country Living, a semi-annual publication of life & style, arts & culture, farm-to-table and all things local as inspired by Thomas Jefferson himself; and Charlottesville Wine & Country Weddings, an annual publication of wedding venues, cakes, favors, florists and more for planning the perfect Charlottesville wedding.