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I often conclude my tours of Mulberry Row with the story of Peter Fossett , the son of Monticello’s...More >>
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Mulberry Row
The bottles in the dry well
Time for the June installment of our monthly series in which we post a recipe from The Virginia...More >>
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Food and drink
Music in the Parlor, detail from illustration by Gail McIntosh
Dancing, Thomas Jefferson wrote, “is a healthy exercise, elegant and very attractive for young...More >>
A couple of years ago, while I was on my way up to a meeting at Monticello, I was walking by one of...More >>
Visitors view the Betty Hemings Site.
First Archaeology Workshop Tours Monticello Mountain Monticello’s archaeologists hosted the first...More >>
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Archaeology
Smithsonian Gardens Horticulturist Erin Clark amending the soil.
In January 2012 the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC),...More >>
Rinsed and ready for the pot.
Time for the May installment of our monthly series in which we post a recipe from The Virginia...More >>
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Food and drink
Mulberry Row
Let’s begin with what Mulberry Row wasn’t. It was not a long line of slave cabins standing in the...More >>
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Mulberry Row
Peter Hatch
Before Peter Hatch’s arrival more than thirty years ago, Monticello was extolled as great...More >>
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Gardens, Research
Map of Visitor Center
As spring settles in, more and more visitors are making their way to Monticello. With Spring Break...More >>

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