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Find out what the Thomas Jefferson Foundation as well as Monticello staff members and guest bloggers have to say about Jefferson and 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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Anonymous

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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Monticello

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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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

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

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Keith Nevison

Bluebird

For those who have visited the...MORE »

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Farm and Gardens
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Frank Cogliano

In January 2000 the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation (the predecessor of today’s Thomas Jefferson Foundation) issued a report concerning the allegation that Thomas...MORE »

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Monticello

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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Derek Baxter

Monticello is one of the most beautiful and recognizable houses in America. It’s elegant and harmonious, and it was revolutionary for American architecture at the time. If you ever need a quick reminder of its features, just fish a nickel out of your pocket.


So, when I saw a listing...MORE »

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Architecture, Thomas Jefferson

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