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Thomas Jefferson's World Trailer

Monticello as Experiment:‘To Try All Things’

Thomas Jefferson was a firm believer that "useful knowledge" could make life more efficient and convenient, and he used Monticello as a laboratory for that theory. 

Landscaping Features

The landscaping of the Thomas Jefferson Visitor Center and Smith Education Center by Michael Vergason Landscape Architects is designed to restore the natural forest that was removed for construction and blend the complex of buildings into the native Monticello woodlands.


Today was the grand opening of the new Monticello Visitor Center & Smith Education Center, and we are sooooooo tired right now.  It was a full-on, no-holds-barred, take-no-prisoners, pedal-to-the-medal extravaganza, with a fife and drum corps, a gospel choir, the municipal band, Miss Virginia, radio stations broadcasting live, famous speakers, ribbon-cuttings, unveilings, pony rides, and I think a delegate from the state legislature.  (Just kidding about the pony rides.  That would have been totally awesome, though.)  Despite the cold

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.