From Mastodon bones to hidden beds, history will come alive for your kids as our guides share inspiring stories of our nation’s founding and of the people, both free and enslaved, who lived on this working plantation.
Thomas Jefferson loved architecture - the art of designing buildings. Jefferson designed his own home, Monticello, the University of Virginia, the Virginia State Capitol building, and private residences.
Below are some resources for exploring Jefferson's interest in architecture on your own.
For Young Learners
Jefferson designed his two houses for himself. Now you can be an architect too!
Thomas Jefferson said that "Architecture is my delight, and putting up and pulling down, one of my favorite amusements." Find out more about his love of architecture in our 'Day in the Life of Thomas Jefferson' feature.
Fun and challenging images of Monticello for you to color at home!
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For Older Learners
A cross-subject lesson plan for high school students using architecture, trigonometry, and environmental science.
See how Monticello’s iconic West Front was restored to its original Jefferson-era appearance. (Blog post from 2013)