Virtual tour of this room
Dimensions: 14' 10" × 15' 3"; ceiling 10' 0"
Color: French wallpaper – the original trellis pattern has been reproduced.
Purpose of Room: Bedroom and possibly sitting room, used frequently by James and Dolley Madison
Architectural features: Alcove bed with a closet overhead; octagonal design, based on one of Jefferson's favorite architectural shapes; triangle-shaped closet to complete the octagon; triple-sash windows, used in many rooms on the first floor and serving as both doorway and ventilation device; interior shutters, used throughout the first floor for privacy and insulation
931 Thomas Jefferson Parkway
Charlottesville, VA 22902