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Several visitors to Monticello remarked on Thomas Jefferson's...MORE »

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The Entablature on the mantel above the fireplace in Jefferson's bed Chamber matches the room's entablature except for one unusual (and non-canonical)...MORE »

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Apples of many varieties were cultivated in Jefferson’s Virginia. The fruit was used to make pies, preserves, and other foodstuffs, of...MORE »

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Winemaking in Virginia was first attempted by our country’s...MORE »

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With "a greater eye to convenience," Jefferson employed a number of mechanical gadgets at Monticello, including several different types of...MORE »

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On July 3, 1789, just before the storming of the Bastille and two months before he returned to America, Jefferson purchased a number of busts from Houdon. Among these was a...MORE »

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A guide discusses why Jefferson, known for his reticence about his...MORE »

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One of Monticello's most memorable features is the Great Clock, designed by...MORE »

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The Mather Brown portraits of Thomas Jefferson and John Adams are meant to hang together.

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