2007
Virginia

Friends, Neighbors, Presidents: The World of Jefferson, Madison and Monroe

Immerse yourself in the vibrant past and modern charms of Charlottesville, Virginia, discovering historic architecture, traditional cuisine and the legacies of great American leaders.
Rating (4.87)
Program No. 2007RJ
Length
6 days
Starts at
879

At a Glance

Discover the world of Thomas Jefferson, third president of the United States, and his friends and neighbors, James Monroe and James Madison. Recall the lives and times of these great men and the nation they helped forge through lectures examining their friendships, political careers, personal lives and philosophies, as well as Federal-era architecture and society.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to two miles daily.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Experience the presidents’ historic homes — James Monroe’s Highland, Madison’s Montpelier and Jefferson’s Monticello — on field trips.
  • Enjoy lunch at historic Michie Tavern and learn about the rich history of this hub of social activity.
  • With an expert leader, see Jefferson's "Academical Village," walking through the UVA Grounds and by the impressive Rotunda.

General Notes

You may enjoy a three-night version of this program, "Three Friends: Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe" (#9113).
Featured Expert
All Experts
Profile Image
Dean Shostak
In 1991, Dean Shostak became involved in the revival of the rare and beautiful glass armonica, invented by Benjamin Franklin in 1761. Today, he is one of eight glass armonica players in the world, and the only musician since the 18th century to use a flywheel and foot treadle as Franklin originally designed. Dean began his musical career in Colonial Williamsburg at the age of 14, and after graduating from the University of Virginia, began to study 18th-century instruments such as the pocket violin and the hurdy-gurdy. He has now incorporated spectacular new and antique glass instruments into his show, including the glass violin and crystal handbells. Dean has emerged as a nationally acclaimed touring artist, and his music has been featured on numerous television and radio programs including Voice of America, The Weather Channel, The Discovery Channel, NPR's All Things Considered and Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

Profile Image
Dean Shostak
View biography
<%= Bio %>
Profile Image
Eileen Wells
View biography
<%= Bio %>
Profile Image
Elizabeth Dowling Taylor
View biography
<%= Bio %>
Profile Image
Jim Wootton
View biography
<%= Bio %>
Profile Image
Karen Warnecke
View biography
<%= Bio %>
Suggested Reading List
View 17 books





Click here to provide website feedback
Website Feedback