Find out about the 5,000-acre Monticello plantation that was home to both the Jefferson family and an extended community of workers that some years included up to 130 enslaved individuals.

Work on the Plantation

The Monticello plantation was both an agricultural farm, where wheat, tobacco and other crops were grown, and a site of "cottage" industries, including a textile factory, a blacksmith shop, nailmaking and barrelmaking operations, and water-powered mills.