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If you go: Monticello

HomesCharlottesville (Charlottesville, Virginia)Los Angeles International AirportUS AirwaysThomas Jefferson

THE BEST WAY TO CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA.

From LAX, connecting service (change of plane) to Charlottesville is offered on United, US Airways and Delta. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $348.

Monticello, 931 Thomas Jefferson Parkway, Charlottesville, Va., (434) 984-9822, http://www.monticello.org, is open daily, except Christmas. House tour and tickets: adults, $22 (March-October) and $17 (November-February); children 6 to 11, $8. "Saving Monticello: The Levy Family's Epic Quest to Rescue the House That Jefferson Built" by Marc Leepson is for sale in the gift shop. It's a fast-paced but detailed read.

TO LEARN MORE

Charlottesville and Albemarle County: http://www.visitcharlottesville.org

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