Monticello Home & Heritage Tour
Saturday, March 14, 2015
10:00 am – 4:30 pm
The residents of Jefferson County are extremely proud of their historic heritage. Over 20 stately homes and public buildings, beautiful trees and lovely gardens paint an elegant portrait of the Old South. This is a wonderful opportunity to see an historic town and stay at the John Denham House Bed and Breakfast, an authentic elegant, historic restoration. Listed on the National Historic Register, this thirteen room 145 year old early Victorian Mansion was built by a cotton trader who shipped cotton and goods to New York and back. It has eight fireplaces, an acre of restored grounds and a cupola on top.
Monticello Florida Bed and Breakfasts Inns are located in North West Florida. Monticello is just 23 miles east of Florida’s capital city of Tallahassee, and is fast becoming one of that city’s favorite “bedroom communities”. Monticello is approximately mid-way between Jacksonville, Florida’s northern-most Atlantic port and Pensacola, one of her largest Gulf ports.
Historically, the City of Monticello has no equal in Northern Florida. Nestled within the tree lined streets of Monticello are many antebellum homes which provide a unique look and feel to the city. During the depression of the 1930s, many of the residents of Monticello could not afford to build new homes and the houses were renovated or restored. Today, these homes offer tourists a rare glimpse of the original architectural styles, which prevailed in the south prior to the civil war.