Relive the turbulent days of the American Revolution when war came to Virginia and British soldiers captured the mountaintop. Witness Jack Jouett’s legendary ride to warn Thomas Jefferson of approaching British soldiers, Jefferson’s narrow escape from capture and the British raid on Monticello.

Watch as Virginia militia, British Dragoons and Redcoats bring the Revolutionary War to life. Visit...
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The British Invasion, 1781

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Stefanie Ebelke
Marilyn Robinson
Join us on June 3 and 4, 2017, and relive the turbulent days of the American Revolution when war came to Virginia and British soldiers captured the mountaintop! Witness Jack Jouett’s legendary ride to warn Thomas Jefferson of approaching British soldiers, Jefferson’s narrow escape from capture and the British raid on Monticello.
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Gino Cukale
Cris Martinez
"Why yes, we do windows."

Restoration Specialist Carol Richardson cleans the outside of skylight above Jefferson's Chamber.

Video by Curatorial Assistant, Caitlin Hepner.
Scott Adkins
John Anderton
Putting the #hustle in the #bustle!

Whitney Pippin, Program Administrator at Monticello’s Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies gets all 18th Century with help from Nicole Brown, Character Interpreter, Martha Wayles Skelton Jefferson, The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.

More photos of the preparation at [ Facebook.com Link ]
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John Smith
Kathy Tripp
Nicole Brown, Character Interpreter, Martha Wayles Skelton Jefferson, The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation teaching Whitney Pippin, Program Administrator at Monticello’s Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies about 18th-century dress and style. From stays to bum rolls to powered hair, fashion was at the forefront for the modern 18th Century woman.
Nicole Brown Character Interpreter Martha Wayles Skelton Jefferson The Colonial
So thrilled today to welcome President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia and his family to President Jefferson's home!

(Pictured here in Monticello's Dome Room along with a few members of our staff.)
So thrilled today to welcome President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia and
Jess Johnson
Juan J Ordonez
Virginia Al-Rikabi
How many shovel test pits does it take to discover 40 archaeological sites at Monticello? This article from The Daily Progress has the answer!
How many shovel test pits does it take to discover 40 archaeological

Archaeologists exploring beyond Monticello itself to learn about Jefferson’s slaves

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Class of 2017 - come celebrate your graduation this weekend with us at Monticello! FREE admission to all grads!
Class of 2017 come celebrate your graduation this weekend with us at

Walk the Other Lawn

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Celebrate your graduation, Class of 2017!

FREE general admission to the Class of 2017 May 19th-21st. After your house tour, remember to browse graduation gifts with an exclusive 20% off in the Shop at Monticello - just for the Class of 2017.

Reservations are recommended. Guarantee your tour time by booking a ticket online. We will refund your ticket at the Ticket Office when you show your...
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Celebrate your graduation Class of 2017

Walk the Other Lawn

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Join Leslie Greene Bowman, President of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation, on horseback as she retraces Jefferson's daily ride around his Monticello plantation.

Thanks to our friends at Shaking Hands Productions, Hello Studios and RenderSphere, LLC for their wonderful work on this project.
Jan Moore
Carla Savely
Michelle Fedor
In bloom at Monticello, the delicate and beautiful Love-in-a-mist (Nigella damascena).

Photo by our Curator of Gardens, Eleanor Gould.
In bloom at Monticello the delicate and beautiful Loveinamist Nigella damascena
Georgeann Brown
Kathi Penton Davis
Charlotte Tarantino
#Clocks, #gadgets and the #UniversityofVirginia. #TotallyTJ!

Photo by Dan Addison, University of Virginia Communications.
Clocks gadgets and the UniversityofVirginia TotallyTJ

Student ‘Gizmologists’ Engineer a Unique Timepiece

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Join staff archaeologists for a conversation about archaeological work at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello. Geared toward adult learners, this lecture highlights recent discoveries in the South Dependency including the history of Jefferson’s original kitchen and the installation of a French stew stove....
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Conversation with an Archaeologist | Thomas Jefferson's Monticello

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#Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea) standing tall on the West Lawn!

Photo by Monticello Guide Bill Bergen.
Foxglove Digitalis purpurea standing tall on the West Lawn
John Hill
Lana Charles Stamper
Jan Moore
Great article in The Daily Progress on "Honoring religious liberty’s roots at Monticello" this weekend #ReligiousFreedom
Great article in The Daily Progress on Honoring religious libertys roots at

Honoring religious liberty’s roots at Monticello

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John McKee
Peter Rice
#Photobomb by the yellow-blossomed & highly fragrant Spanish broom of a stunning view from Monticello's South Wing Terrace!

Spanish broom (Sparitum junceum) appears in Jefferson's records several times from 1767 to 1816, and is most often associated with his connection to France and mostly to André Thoüin, gardener-in-chief at the Jardin du Roi in Paris. At one point, Jefferson included it in...
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Photobomb by the yellowblossomed highly fragrant Spanish broom of a stunning view
Angela Keiser Baranowski
Dennis Hottinger
Matt Kausch
Join artisan Lotta Helleberg for this botanical-themed workshop at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello on May 13, 2017, from 9:30 – 12:30. We will print with leaves and other plant materials coated with water-based inks. Our printing materials will be gathered from the Monticello grounds and gardens. We will make sets of lavender sachets from the finished prints - just in time for Mothers Day. To...
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Join artisan Lotta Helleberg for this botanicalthemed workshop at Thomas Jeffers

Botanical Art Sachets with artist Lotta Helleberg

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Heather K Powers
Heather K Powers
Jeremiah Langhorne, chef and partner in the Dabney in Washington, D.C., was the guest chef at the annual dinner honoring the recipients of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medals in Architecture, Law, Citizen Leadership and Global Innovation at Monticello in 2017. Langhorne worked with a local company, Sandy Motley Catering, to execute the dinner.

Chef Langhorne will return to Monticello for...
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Lana Charles Stamper
Teresa Kuryn-Kohler
Linda Carr-Kraft
As promised yesterday, a photo of the newly added period waywiser, a device for measuring distance. #TotallyTJ

Photo by Monticello's Curator of Gardens, Eleanor Gould.
As promised yesterday a photo of the newly added period waywiser a
Nelson Thorpe
David VanMeter
Joe Brown
We're looking through you, Monticello!

This morning we opened the East Front doors to welcome a new addition to Jefferson's Cabinet office: a waywiser distance measuring device. We'll post a picture of that tomorrow. In the meantime, enjoy the view into the house and beyond with the Camera Obscura in silhouette and a Chinaberry tree way out on the far side of the West Lawn.

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Were looking through you Monticello This morning we opened the East Front
Cris Martinez
Mark Reed