Thomas Jefferson’s Home – Monticello

Last fall, we took a trip to Virginia. While there we toured Thomas Jefferson’s beautiful home, Monticello. Our tour guide was so knowledgeable. We learned a lot about Thomas Jefferson and how life was at that time. Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello was run like a small town. He had slaves who worked on the land and in the house. They grew the food, made the meals, made their clothes, etc. They did it all at Monticello. The ironic thing that was mentioned in our tour is that Jefferson was remembered as a man who did not believe in slavery. Yet, he had slaves. It is also rumored he had fathered six children with one of his slaves, Sally Hemings. Thomas Jefferson was born on April 13, 1743 in Shadwell, VA. He died in his bed in Monticello on July 4, 1826. He was a draftsman of the Declaration of Independence and also served as the third President of the United States. While we were not allowed to take pictures inside, we took several outside!

Front View of Monticello

View of the Blue Ridge Mountains

Front area of Monticello and Blue Ridge Mountains

Kitchen Table and Hearth

Very Large Garden

Beautiful Flowers in Bloom

Side View of Monticello

Back view of Monticello

Thomas Jefferson