Monticello is Thomas Jefferson’s estate in Charlottesville, Virginia. It was both his ultimate retreat and his passion, since he was intimately involved in its construction and subsequent modifications. The home contains original furnishings and memorabilia from Jefferson’s eclectic life.
One comes away from an experience at Monticello with a better appreciation of Jefferson, the man, and a much greater respect for his intellect.
- Stroll around the grounds, gardens, and cemetery to glimpse more of Jefferson’s many interests.
- For a further tribute to one of America’s Founding Fathers, visit the beautiful campus of the University of Virginia, which Jefferson founded, also in Charlottesville.
Purchase Gary’s “Walking Tour of Charlottesville,” for just $1.49, available on the website, to access other significant sights in this historic town.