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First page of Jefferson's rough draft of the Declaration click image to enlarge Original copy of the Declaration of Independence at the National Archives in Washington, DC. click image to enlarge Engraving of the Declaration of Independence click image to enlarge
Elizabeth Hemings's second daughter Betty Brown (1759-after 1831) was the first of her family to come to Monticello, as personal servant to Jefferson's wife Martha. After almost sixty years of work in the main house, she was one of the last of the Hemingses to live on the Monticello mountaintop...
These guided outdoor tours focus on the experiences of the enslaved people who lived and labored on the Monticello plantation. Included in price of admission. Making Reservations Reservations for this tour are not required. Tours begin at the Fish Pond on Monticello's West Lawn .

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