Visit Historic Jefferson County

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Horses under a tree in Jefferson County Florida

Historical Interest

Monticello is legendary for its sheer number of restored and registered historic homes and buildings. The Monticello Historic District encompasses twenty-seven city blocks, although a historical study of the city finds that there are nearly 600 buildings which were built before 1930. Perusing the moss-covered, oak-lined city streets takes one back to the nineteenth century when the prosperity of the region lured families to build the ornate, detailed Antebellum homes that still stand today. Many of the homes are private residences, a few are open to the public, and a few have seen new life as bed and breakfast combinations. Jefferson County is also home to many beautiful plantation properties. Dixie Plantation holds hunting and equestrian events and also offers tours upon request.

Our Official Guide to Jefferson County includes details of a Self Guided Walking and Driving Tour among all of the architectural treasures. The regions includes two Spanish Mission Sites from the 1600’s and a range of architectural design throughout the 1800’s. For more information, request a copy of our free guide.

 

 Tours

Business NamePhoneEmail
Dixie Plantation850-997-1957dixie@ttrs.org
Ghost Tour850-508-8109bbgt@bigbendghosttrackers.com
Historic District Tour850-997-5552info@monticellojeffersonfl.com
Monticello Old Jail850-576-0721ahholt1@aol.com

Historical Interests

OrganizationPhoneEmail
Jefferson County Historical Association850-997-2465
Lamont Community
Lloyd Historic District
Monticello Historic District
Monticello Cotton Trail
Monticello Old Jail850-576-0721
Monticello Opera House850-997-4242
Rosewood

Scenic Drives

Business NamePhoneEmail
Canopy Roads
Heritage Roads