Monticello—home of Thomas Jefferson, 3rd US President (POTUS3), 2nd Vice President, Secretary of State, Minister to France, Virginia governor. Author, Declaration of Independence, VA Statute for Religious Freedom. Founder, University of Virginia. World Heritage Site, Charlottesville, VA. Daily tours.
MAPPING ADDRESS: 931 Thomas Jefferson Parkway Charlottesville, VA 22902 GENERAL INFORMATION: (434) 984-9800
Incorporated in 1923, the Thomas Jefferson Foundation owns and operates Monticello, the Charlottesville, Va., home of former U.S. President Thomas Jefferson.
- 931 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy, Charlottesville, 22902, VA
Aug 26, 2019 · Monticello is on Route 53 (Thomas Jefferson Parkway) in Albemarle County, near Interstate 64 Exit 121, approximately 5 miles from downtown Charlottesville and the University of Virginia, 70 miles from Richmond, 110 miles from Williamsburg and 125 miles from Washington, D.C.
Located just outside Charlottesville, Virginia, in the Piedmont region, the plantation was originally 5,000 acres (20 km 2), with Jefferson using the labor of enslaved African people for extensive cultivation of tobacco and mixed crops, later shifting from tobacco cultivation to wheat in response to changing markets.
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Monticello, located in Albemarle County in the Piedmont region of Central Virginia, has been designated a National Historic Landmark. Click here for the National Historic Landmark registration file: text and photos. Monticello is also designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Monticello is the autobiographical masterpiece of Thomas Jefferson—designed and redesigned and built and rebuilt for more than forty years—and its gardens were a botanic showpiece, a source of food, and an experimental laboratory of ornamental and useful plants from around the world.