As the 250th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence approaches, Monticello remains dedicated to understanding, teaching and preserving the legacy of America’s founding document.
Jefferson transformed a utilitarian watch key into a memento mori, a tribute to the dead, for his departed wife.
The foundation worked closely with descendants of Monticello’s enslaved community to preserve and honor the hallowed ground at Monticello’s Burial Ground for Enslaved People as part of a major renovation project completed this spring.
"Our nation’s founding ideals of equality, self-governance and freedom still serve as models around the world."
Guests who have visited Thomas Jefferson’s home share some of the reasons that Monticello is meaningful to them.
Thomas Jefferson’s simmering feud with Patrick Henry.
After the American Revolution, Thomas Jefferson spent the rest of his life arguing that it should serve as a model for freedom everywhere else in the world.
Endrina Tay has been named the Fiske and Marie Kimball Librarian at the Jefferson Library.
Explore indoor and outdoor spaces on the Highlights Tour, a 45-minute guided experience that reveals Monticello’s history as a home and plantation.
Every year, Monticello’s curatorial and restoration teams undertake the “Big Clean,” where even the smallest objects around the house receive careful attention.
Digital media producer Ian Atkins has been taking pictures and creating videos at Monticello for more than a decade; here, he shares some of his favorites.
The art of brewing, along with its delicious results, were among Thomas Jefferson’s multitude of interests.
Monticello’s blooms provide a colorful history lesson.
A collaboration between Owen Suter, a sixth-generation Virginia cabinetmaker, and Monticello, bringing limited-edition, handcrafted, solid wood furniture to life.
See this summer and fall's offerings, including Juneteenth and July 4 celebrations, archeology walking tours, summer camps, apple tastings, and more!
This aerial photograph reveals the faithful preservation of the historic gardens and grounds achieved through document research, archaeological excavations and the hard work of the landscape and gardening teams at Monticello.
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