#Daffodils in bloom along the West Lawn Winding Walk.

Photo by Monticello Guide, Bill Bergen.
The restored North Wing Terrace and North Pavilion this morning.

Photo by Monticello's Curator of Gardens, Eleanor Gould
A cool new tool for bringing Monticello into the classroom! Developed by our team at Monticello for Teachers, Google Street View and Google Arts & Culture

Google Expeditions

Happy #PresidentsDay, everyone!

What were some of Jefferson's first-year priorities? Taxes, judges, keeping the government in DC, returning to "republican measures," and pirates!

Learn more in our new online exhibition, "Thomas Jefferson: Establishing a New Order of Things" at the Google Arts & Culture website.
We are proud to partner with Homer - #1 Learn to Read Program, the #1 learn-to-read app for children ages 2 to 8, to share the story of Thomas Jefferson's Monticello in an interactive lesson designed for young children. The app invites little ones on a virtual field trip to Monticello, where they will learn about America’s 3rd President, his home, and his many accomplishments. To enjoy the...
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"A picture is worth a thousand words, so a building must be worth a million." -Gardiner Hallock, Monticello's Robert H. Smith Director of Restoration.

Jefferson's former plantation quickly works to include the stories of the enslaved

"So I’m grateful for the Thomas Jefferson Foundation (which runs Monticello) for listing fake Jefferson quotations on its website . . ."

Yay, us! And yay, Anna Berkes, our Research Librarian who developed our Spurious Quotes feature.

Don’t Quote Them on It

#ValentinesDay is Pea Planting Day here at Monticello. Going in the ground today, Ledman's Dwarf and Blue Prussian Peas, both varieties that Jefferson grew here.

Photo by Monticello's Curator of Plants, Peggy Cornett.
#GoodMorning from the Hall at Monticello!

Photo by Monticello's Curator of Gardens, Eleanor Gould.
Happy Birthday, Abe! Hope you get to spend it in good company.


Your GFF (Granite Friend Forever), Tom

Join us this Saturday, February 11, 2017, from 10 am to 2pm at the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center for "Memories Matter: Saving Family Heirlooms"

Bring your family heirlooms and learn how to properly store and care for them, including preserving family bibles, letters, quilts, trophies, diplomas, photographs, and more. Record your family history at the story booth in the...
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The Washington Post Facebook Live view of a Slavery at Monticello Tour.
Nostalgia for the #treesofmonticello in warmer weather on this nicely warm winter day.

"I never before knew the full value of trees. My house is entirely embossomed in high plane-trees, with good grass below; and under them I breakfast, dine, write, read, and receive my company. What would I not give that the trees planted nearest round the house at Monticello were full grown."

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Join us tomorrow at 2 pm for a live-stream broadcast of "Slavery & Freedom: Monticello and the NMAAHC with John W. Franklin."

In 2012, Monticello partnered with the National Museum of African American History to develop one its first public exhibitions on "Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello: Paradox of Liberty," which opened at the National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C.

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Check out the action this morning at the newly restored Stone Stables on Mulberry Row!

Photo by Monticello's Curator of Gardens, Eleanor Gould.
Number one on this list of must-sees in 2017? You guessed it - Charlottesville and Monticello!

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January 27, 1790, Thomas Jefferson to John Adams: "the ground of liberty is to be gained by inches. . ."

(Except when you're buying Louisiana.)
This morning #sunrise. The East Portico looking south.

Photo by Monticello's Curator of Gardens, Eleanor Gould.