Learn how Monticello staff operate the famous self-operating doors in the Parlor. Hint: It's not by magic. Justin Bates, Monticello's Manager of Special Program, explains the 19th century technology behind Jefferson's design.

The Parlor

The Parlor displayed much of Jefferson's art collection and was the site of weddings, dances, and christenings.

Venetian Porches

The Venetian porches are two matching louvered structures that enclose the small terraces at the south and east corners of the house.

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