This post won’t be as exciting as my one about Einsiedeln, but if you’re looking for a bookish place to visit, Monticello is a great place to go! I only have pictures of the outside of the building unfortunately, since you aren’t allowed to take pictures on the inside.
Monticello was Thomas Jefferson’s house, and is located near Charlottesville, Virginia in the United States. The grounds are beautiful and the inside of the house is super interesting. As a book lover, the best places was (obviously) the library. According to monticello.org, at the peak of Thomas Jefferson’s book collecting, he had over 6000 books in his library! He sold them at one point, but if you tour the library today you will see a collection similar to the one he had at the time.
I visited this in January, which was beautiful. If you’re interested in the gardens though, I’ve heard spring or even summer is a better time to go.
This place is much cooler than I’m making it sound! Have any of you ever been to Monticello? What did you think? And what place should I add next on my bookish travel list?
1 year ago: Books Around the World: Einsiedeln, Switzerland