Monticello’s iconic west front has been undergoing a major change in the past few months. The columns on the West Portico (aka Southwest Portico) are being restored to their original Jefferson-era appearance.more »
Here’s where you can see what Monticello’s archaeology department is up to.
Although they generally keep a pretty low profile on the mountaintop, their work is vital to understanding Monticello as it was in Jefferson’s time and is virtually always the first step in any restoration project...more »
This page outlines reference sources available to the web visitor ranging from a search engine for the holdings of the Jefferson Library, including their access to multiple data basis with access to primary research, to Thomas Jefferson quotable quotes. You can even ask for specific information...more »
Learn more about the Thomas Jefferson Parkway and Kemper Park. Truly a gift to the Charlottesville community that “keeps on giving” (to use a cliché.) It’s only going to get better too – examples of native trees and shrubs that are getting more and more impressive as they mature.more »
Here’s a whole page of links to other sites that have not only original Jefferson material but also papers of other founding fathers including George Washington, John Adams, and James Madison. My favorite is the Massachusetts Historical Society, which owns a huge collection of original...more »
Keep this one checked out – the folks at the Papers of Thomas Jefferson: Retirement Series pick some great letters to feature, which truly are a window into the mind of Jefferson.more »
Monticello periodically receives requests for specific information about the book boxes in the book room from people wishing to build reproductions. Few realize that the ones on display at Monticello aren’t actually original but instead were built in 1959.This entry provides all known background...more »