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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.

Monticello, the House

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

Rooms

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.

Historic Gardens

The gardens at Monticello were a botanic showpiece, a source of food, and an experimental laboratory of ornamental and useful plants from around the world. More »

In Bloom at Monticello
See what's going on today in Monticello's gardens. Go »

 

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