Jefferson’s granddaughters, particularly Cornelia, Virginia and Ellen Randolph, occupied this room at various times during his retirement years. It is directly above Jefferson’s office and Ellen Randolph later wrote of hearing her grandfather at work, “humming old tunes, generally Scotch songs but sometimes Italian airs or hymns.”

Virtual tours of this room

How to see this room: Included in the Behind-the-Scenes Tours of Monticello.