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Monticello, the House

Monticello is the autobiographical masterpiece of Thomas Jefferson—designed and redesigned and built and rebuilt for more than forty years—and its gardens were a botanic showpiece, a source of food, and an experimental laboratory of ornamental and useful plants from around the world.

House FAQ

Frequently asked questions and reports about the architecture, rooms, and furnishings of the main house and its dependencies.

Virtual Tours of Monticello

We have a variety of ways to explore Monticello online.


Get a glimpse of the world Jefferson and his family inhabited by going room-by-room.


House Image Gallery

Interior and exterior images of Monticello's main house.

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Designed by Thomas Jefferson, executed by Louis Chantrot. If the Great Clock in the Hall was the most important public clock at Monticello, the Obelisk Clock was Jefferson's most important private...More >>
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