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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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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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Monticello

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

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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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Monticello
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Food and drink, Videos
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Monticello

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

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Monticello

Jefferson described the Polygraph as "the finest invention  of the present age." Monticello guide Charles Morrill, who's been...MORE »

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Thomas Jefferson, Videos
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Monticello

Fear of separation from loved ones was one of the great underlying terrors of slavery. Today we hear the story of a fight that broke out between two...MORE »

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Chad

A former guide at Monticello gives his view of the Gilbert Stuart's portrait of Thomas Jefferson, taken from a sitting in Washington, DC, in 1805.

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Thomas Jefferson, Videos
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Monticello

Nance (Nancy) Hemings was an enslaved woman whom Jefferson inherited, gave as a wedding gift and later bought back to help run a weaving...MORE »

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Plantation and Slavery, Videos
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Monticello

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

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