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Several visitors to Monticello remarked on Thomas Jefferson's willingness to tell of his first-hand...More >>
The Entablature on the mantel above the fireplace in Jefferson's bed Chamber matches the room's...More >>
Apples of many varieties were cultivated in Jefferson’s Virginia. The fruit was used to make pies,...More >>
Winemaking in Virginia was first attempted by our country’s first settlers over 400 years ago...More >>
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With "a greater eye to convenience," Jefferson employed a number of mechanical gadgets at...More >>
Going for a fresh, lighter look in your living room this season? Surprisingly, Thomas Jefferson may...More >>
On July 3, 1789, just before the storming of the Bastille and two months before he returned to...More >>
A guide discusses why Jefferson, known for his reticence about his religious beliefs, would display...More >>
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One of Monticello's most memorable features is the Great Clock, designed by Jefferson, built by...More >>

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