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Monticello

Monticello, neoclassical home and plantation of Thomas Jefferson, sits on a small mountain near Charlottesville, Virginia. Jefferson designed, constructed, and remodeled the house over a 40-year period. It features several innovations, including a dome over the west front, the first on an American house. Monticello is the only house in America designated as a United Nations World Heritage Site. Jefferson, philosopher of the American Revolution and author of the eloquent ideas on freedom expressed in the Declaration of Independence, strove to maintain a way of life that depended on the labor of people he held in slavery. Despite his and their best efforts, the plantation was unprofitable and he died in debt. As a result, his family was forced to sell the land and the house. It is now owned and operated by the Thomas Jefferson Foundation, a private, nonprofit corporation established in 1923.
Monticello, Rear View, #1.jpg
Monticello, Rear View, #1.jpg
Fish Pond, #1.jpg
Fish Pond, #1.jpg
Monticello, Rear View, #2.jpg
Monticello, Rear View, #2.jpg
Monticello, Rear View, #3.jpg
Monticello, Rear View, #3.jpg
Monticello, Rear View, #4.jpg
Monticello, Rear View, #4.jpg
Monticello, Walkway, #1.jpg
Monticello, Walkway, #1.jpg
Monticello, Walkway, #2.jpg
Monticello, Walkway, #2.jpg
Oak Tree.jpg
Oak Tree.jpg
Small Building & Reflection, #1.jpg
Small Building & Reflection, #1.jpg
Monticello, Rear View, #5.jpg
Monticello, Rear View, #5.jpg
Monticello, Rear View, #6.jpg
Monticello, Rear View, #6.jpg
Small Building's Reflection, #1.jpg
Small Building's Reflection, #1.jpg
Small Building's Reflection, #2.jpg
Small Building's Reflection, #2.jpg
Monticello, Rear View, #7.jpg
Monticello, Rear View, #7.jpg
Monticello, Rear View, #8.jpg
Monticello, Rear View, #8.jpg
Monticello & Reflection, #1.jpg
Monticello & Reflection, #1.jpg
Cloudscape.jpg
Cloudscape.jpg
Fish Pond, #2.jpg
Fish Pond, #2.jpg
Monticello, Side View, #1.jpg
Monticello, Side View, #1.jpg
Jefferson's Gravesite, #1.jpg
Jefferson's Gravesite, #1.jpg
Jefferson's Gravesite, #2.jpg
Jefferson's Gravesite, #2.jpg
Fish Pond, #3.jpg
Fish Pond, #3.jpg
Fish Pond, #4.jpg
Fish Pond, #4.jpg
Small Building & Reflection, #4.jpg
Small Building & Reflection, #4.jpg
Monticello, Rear View, #9.jpg
Monticello, Rear View, #9.jpg
Old Gnarled Tree Trunk.jpg
Old Gnarled Tree Trunk.jpg
The Gardens in Winter.jpg
The Gardens in Winter.jpg
Fish Pond, #5.jpg
Fish Pond, #5.jpg