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What an amazing day! I took my sister, who was visiting from Oregon, along with my two young sons and husband a couple of weeks ago. Rachel Moore was our tour guide, and what an amazing experience she made it. She was knowledgeable, kind, and witty. She made sure we felt welcome and...more »

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I'm With you Kristie in the humor department. After many years, I am now living in Northern Virginia and my husband and I visited Monticello October,14, 2014. I am Thomas Jefferson's 11th Great Niece. I have the red hair, the thin lips, and exact chin of my famous uncle. I saw the "Sully"...more »

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Markos, this timeline shows the main highlights of both Jefferson's public and private life.more »

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Is this all information about Jefferson's public life?more »

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I question whether the photograph of FRANCES HEMMING DEAN is actually her. Betsey Hemming, her mother, died in 1857. The clothes in the photo look to be early 1910's or 1920's. Her age at the time of the photo, Plus clothing style, is much too late. It would Be...more »

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How terribly sad.more »

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In the text,"Morton Morrell" should be Moreton Morrell The death of Richard Randolph apparently was in Moreton Morrell. It is only a legend he and his wife died in Ireland. Ireland is stated by hundreds of authors, not one gives a source Mr. Howell deceased, stated to me that Richard...more »

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I have been researching Thomas Jefferson's family history. On WikiTree there is a report that he had a paternal uncle, Thomas Jefferson III, born 1700, who died at sea when he was about 24. Very little information was given about him and I have been unable to find out more. According to online...more »

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I imagine that Jefferson may have been like my two best friends when I told them I had seen three UFOs in one evening. At first they thought I was joking and then concluded I had hallucinated. Family and friends have not wanted to discuss it and this is in an age where a million of these craft...more »

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I feel like these are the names I see most in my dna. Did any of your family marry any McCoys from Virginia or Kentucky.more »

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M.S. Mr. Jones's APUSH 6: I like this comment because it's something we don't think about/apply to our world, but it's actually a very crucial skill in life and politics. Democracy has worked in many different forms throughout the world, the definition of citizen has changed for the good...more »

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This was amazing! Jerry was so knowledgeable - I thoroughly enjoyed a morning on Montalto, and learned so much. Thanks!more »

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Thank you, Chad!more »

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Julie, There is a Monticello Yellow in the Ralph Lauren paint collection. We worked with them to develop it, and it is as close as you can get in a commercial paint. Here's some background on it: ...more »

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I love the yellow in the dining room. Is there anywhere I can find that shade of yellow for a room in my own home?more »

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Rich, According to an article in our Thomas Jefferson Encyclopedia, Peter Jefferson was born in Henrico County, VA.more »

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Where was Peter Jefferson Born more »

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I enjoyed my Recent Visit to Monticello I took the behind the scenes tour and was very nice. I love Visting Monticellomore »

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I know the event page for the home educators day says we don't need to have reservations, but when I tried to buy some tickets for tomorrow it says there are no available spots. Does this mean the event is now full and no more can be added? We would come a long way and I'd hate for us to show up...more »

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Shannon, thanks for your question. You're correct that the timed ticket is the time your guided House Tour begins; we usually recommend arriving at least thirty minutes before your scheduled House Tour time so as not to miss it. Admission gets you all day access to the museum galleries, grounds...more »