Thomas Jefferson Monticello - Charlottesville, Virginia

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Thomas Jefferson Monticello - Charlottesville, Virginia

Postby dognose » Mon Jan 18, 2021 7:21 am

Thomas Jefferson Monticello
931 Thomas Jefferson Parkway
Charlottesville, VA

Thomas Jefferson Monticello

For almost 100 years, Monticello has been maintained and kept open to the public by the Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Inc., which owns over 2,500 acres of Jefferson's 5,000-acre plantation.

Monticello encompassed a house, an ornamental landscape, a farm, a plantation, a small mountain, and a large and diverse community. It encapsulated the interests, talents, ideals, ambitions, and realities of its creative and complex owner.

In 1923, Monticello was purchased by the Thomas Jefferson Foundation, a private nonprofit corporation and was opened as a public attraction in 1924. Since then, the Foundation has instituted numerous research and educational programs and major restoration and renovation projects, and Monticello has attracted more than 27 million people.

Monticello is a National Historic Landmark and the only presidential house in the United States designated a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Thomas Jefferson's silverware is exhibited here.

Opening hours: Monday - Saturday 10am to 5pm - Sunday 8:30am to 5pm (Winter opening times differ.)

Admission: $29

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