Thursday, June 6, 2013: Monticello, Richmond

 

This morning, the weather is a perfect disaster. This does not prevent us from visiting Monticello, Thomas Jefferson's, the third President of the United states, plantation.


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Nice house, Mr Jefferson !

 

The estate was a more or less self-sufficient large plantation. There, Jefferson grew fruit, and made cider and beer. He even had installed a nail workshop !

 

The house is large and nice, but without any useless luxury. Its famous owner had other interests, like politics, of course, litterature, sciences, astronomy, and many more.


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Richmond, the White House

 

We spend the afternoon in Richmond, the Confederate capital. The Museum of the Confederacy is very interesting. It tells a lot about the Civil War, of course, but also about the lives of both soldiers and civilians during the conflict.

 

The days ends up with a visit of the White House, President Jefferson Davis' residence. Our guide is competent and funny, and his speech detailed and very lively.