This was my first visit to Monticello however several in the group had been multiple times. We originally scheduled the visit the week before but unfortunately a tornado struck our area (Lynchburg/Forest/Elon) and for multiple reasons prevented us from making the trip the first time. We had made reservations online for the tours and Monticello was very gracious in refunding our money due to the circumstances of not being able to visit the first time! A week later we made the trip and it was a lovely spring day in Virginia! The grounds were beautifully manicured, flowers In bloom, and the associates were very friendly and helpful. We could not have asked for more! We did take the tour of Thomas Jefferson's home, Monticello and also the tour of the gardens and the slavery tour. ALL were very informative and we very much enjoyed them. The only negative comment I have is that on the tour of Monticello the representative said that this was Thomas Jefferson's home throughout the year, for all seasons. This surprised me as I live less than a mile from Poplar Forest... It is my understanding this was Thomas Jefferson's summer home. In fact it was never mentioned on the tour, not one word of his summer home at Poplar Forest! Very surprising... As I have been to many functions and activities at Poplar Forest and it's a lovely place to visit if you have the opportunity! Great day and plan to visit again!