MONTALTO PROVIDES A SPECTACULAR LOCATION for the Foundation’s world-class education center. The “high mountain,” as Jefferson also called it, rises 410 feet above Monticello. Jefferson started negotiations for the land in 1771 to preserve the view from Monticello, and it was one of his first land acquisitions. The Robert H. Smith Center at Montalto provides a sublime setting to engage a global audience in a dialogue with Jefferson’s ideas and to illuminate Jefferson’s continued relevance in the modern age.
Repose, the 11,000-square-foot house atop Montalto, is a place for inspired conversations and memorable celebrations. Restored by the Thomas Jefferson Foundation in 2011, Repose is a gracious 1908 American Country house imbued with a sense of retreat and possibility. From a small meeting in the board room to a large lecture in the conservatory, or a seated dinner utilizing the entire first floor, Repose is the premier, distinctive, and memorable destination for your important gathering.
Consistent with the original design intent of Repose, the Parlor offers a place for comfortable respite. The Parlor features original design elements including heart pine floors, a distinctive mantelpiece, and millwork.