The Bed Chamber is the most private space of an intensely private man. His regimen of rising in the morning and retiring in the evening all took place in this room filled with his most personal possessions, away from visitors and most family. With an eye toward “comfort and convenience,” Jefferson furnished his Chamber with stylish silk curtains, marble-topped tables and upholstered armchairs from his house in Paris. These imported furnishings mixed well with the Virginia-made bureau his wife used during their marriage and furniture made at Monticello. It was in the Alcove Bed in this room where Jefferson spent his last hours, passing away on July 4, 1826, 50 years after the adoption of the Declaration of Independence.
Virtual tours of this room
- 360º panoramic tour
- 2-D Tour of Jefferson's Private Suite
- Monticello Explorer (Flash-based tour from 2005)
- Google Street View (from 2013 before the restoration of this room)
How to see this room: Included in all tours of Monticello.