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Monticello (House) FAQ

A quick rundown of frequently asked questions about Monticello's main house.

Timeline of Jefferson's Life

  Public Private 1735   Peter Jefferson, Thomas Jefferson's father, patented 1,000-acre tract which became Monticello. 1743   Thomas Jefferson born at Shadwell. 1757   Peter Jefferson died. 1760-62   Thomas Jefferson a

Griffin Discovery Room

A hands-on activity center for children Monticello visitors—especially those ages 6 to 12—can literally get in touch with American history in the Griffin Discovery Room through hands-on activities.

Jefferson’s “Venetian” blinds: a Story of Investigation and Restoration

This year, the Restoration Department concluded their research into the design of Monticello’s original exterior “Venetian” blinds. The search ultimately led them from Monticello to the U.S. Capitol.