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Read what Monticello staff members and guest authors have to say about Jefferson, Monticello, and how they experience Jefferson's experiment every day.


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In 1804, after journeying thousands of miles through Central America and northern South America, Alexander von Humboldt -- who would later gain international renown for exploits and writings -- made a special stop in Washington, DC, to see one of his intellectual heroes, Thomas Jefferson.

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The Heritage Harvest Festival at Monticello on Saturday, September 22.

Celebrating the little gems -- the farming, the culinary arts and the craftsmanship -- of Virginia and beyond.

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 Jan Lewis in Ireland in 2017We mourn the passing of Jan Ellen Lewis, the...MORE »

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Guide and master woodworker, Charles Morrill discusses the "surprising"...MORE »

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While Jefferson often gets the credit, it was enslaved chefs like James...MORE »

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Featuring the remarks of Andrew H. Tisch, Co-Chairman of the Board and Chairman of the Executive Committee, Loews Corporation, and co-author of...MORE »

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A Statement by the Thomas Jefferson Foundation

The issue of Jefferson’s paternity has been the subject of controversy for at least two centuries, ranging from contemporary newspaper articles in 1802 (when Jefferson was President) to scholarly debate well into the 1990s. It...MORE »

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Research, Thomas Jefferson
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Relive the turbulent days of the American Revolution when war came to Virginia and British soldiers captured Monticello.

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Food and drink, Videos
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Monticello's former Robert H. Smith Director of Restoration, Bob Self,...MORE »

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