Learn more about some of the people who lived and worked at Monticello.
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.
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.
To manage his 5,000-acre plantation, Jefferson divided the land into separate "farms."
More than 100 free workmen were employed on the plantation during Jefferson's ownership of Monticello.