Monticello Demolishes Ticket Center

By: Lisa Ferrari Email
By: Lisa Ferrari Email

January 19, 2007

If you stop by Monticello, the popular attraction will look a bit different.

Crews demolished the old ticket office Friday.

With more visitors coming to Monticello this year, the historic home is getting a new visitor's center.

The new 42,000 square foot visitors center will include a museum, classrooms and a restaurant.

“Our goal is to complete this in 2008. We'd like to get in here in November 2008 and perhaps a grand opening ceremony on Jefferson’s birthday in 2009,” said director of construction Michael Merriam.

The cost of the new building is $53 million.

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