Weathervane on the roof of Monticello

The compass rose on the ceiling of the Northeast Portico was connected to the weathervane on the roof. Thomas Jefferson and his family could determine the wind direction without stepping outside by looking from the windows in the Entrance Hall and in the North Square Room and South Square Room.

Compass Rose Restoration

Monticello Compass Rose Table

This solid maple octagonal-top accent table is based on Jefferson’s 1807 compass rose wind vane on the East Portico at Monticello.