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Coins on Jefferson's Grave

Visitors to Monticello are sometimes puzzled by the sight of coins on Thomas Jefferson's gravestone. The coins are thrown there by tourists and others who have visited the grave site. This phenomenon was first remarked upon by the Monticello Association — who own and care for the Monticello graveyard — in 1978.1

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by Anna Berkes
Several years ago, a visitor to Monticello emailed me and asked about something they'd seen in the Jefferson family graveyard , just a short walk down from Mulberry Row : Thomas Jefferson's...More >>


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