The Declaration of Independence proclaimed the creation of an American "people," asserted a claim to universal rights, and declared America to be independent of the British Empire. In a war-torn and uncertain world, the Declaration gave a new nation its enduring vision.
Enjoy a day at Monticello designed specifically for homeschoolers. Activities include hoop rolling and game playing on the West Lawn, a chocolate tasting, costumed interpreters demonstrating basket weaving, and open-hearth cooking as well as storytelling and sing-alongs.
Our new app, available for iOS and Android devices, introduces visitors to the individuals who lived and worked on Mulberry Row, once the industrial hub and “Main Street” of Thomas Jefferson’s 5,000-acre plantation. Free wifi is available on site.
The translation of selected works of Jefferson into Arabic was inspired by Professor Juan Cole at the University of Michigan who is a leading interpreter of the Middle East. Following the dramatic...More >>
When someone learns where I work, he inevitably says something along the lines of “That must be a wonderful place to be!” I agree and then explain that it’s more than the history of the house that...More >>
Everybody loves countdowns, right? Right. So, I’ve come up with my own list of things people get wrong about Jefferson, based on my extensive observation of the stuff people put on the Internet or...More >>