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Had it not been for the Levy family, Monticello might not exist today. Indeed,...MORE »

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Lucy Midelfort

Begun in 1768, the South Pavilion is the first brick building built on Monticello’s mountaintop, and the first home of Thomas Jefferson and his wife Martha after they were married in 1772. It has one particular identifying feature that separates it from other buildings: the roof. Originally...MORE »

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

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Monticello's former Robert H. Smith Director of Restoration, Bob Self,...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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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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Mia Magruder Dammann

World-renowned photographer and editor, Miguel Flores-Vianna captures inspiring views of Monticello for Cabana Magazine

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A look at how Jefferson designed the windows at Monticello not only to maximize the...MORE »

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