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Monticello
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Monticello

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

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Monticello the House, Videos
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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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Chad

We don't have many of her letters—or any images of her—but Martha Wayles Jefferson...MORE »

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Videos
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Monticello

The true story of an Indian Ringneck Parakeet who unexpectedly appeared...MORE »

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Videos
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Lisa at the PTJRS
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Monticello

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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Thomas Jefferson, Videos
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Monticello

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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Monticello

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

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Monticello

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

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