Season 2, Episode 3-Thomas Jefferson and Monticello

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Season 2, Episode 3-Thomas Jefferson and Monticello

No President is as closely-tied to his home as Thomas Jefferson to Monticello, a home he designed and oversaw, and one that contains so much of his personality and secrets. Learn about Jefferson’s genius in design and controversies in personal behavior, as well as his political development, elections and administration, his family, and, of course, his home, Monticello!

Make sure to listen to Thomas Jefferson’s “Visiting the Presidents” Episode from Season 1, Thomas Jefferson and Shadwell!

Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello webpage.

Virtual Tour of Monticello from

Monticello, Room-by-Room, from

Monticello, from the National Parks Service.

From My July 2021 Visit!

Interior–Ground Floor

Interior–Second and Third Floor



From My May 2017 Visit!

From My June 2017 Visit to Poplar Forest!

This was the Monticello Floor Plan map that I was obsessed with.
Floor Plan of Ground Floor, with dark bold walls symbolizing the original floor plan before Jefferson’s expansion.
Monticello in near-ruin after the Civil War.
Monticello while the Levys owned the home in 1907 from Library of Congress.
Love this painting from Jane Braddock Peticolas.

Thomas Jefferson Home: 931 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy, Charlottesville, VA.

Jon Meacham, Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power
Fawn Brodie, Thomas Jefferson: An Intimate History
Annette Gordon-Reed, Thomas Jefferson & Sally Hemings: An American Controversy
Lesley Greene Bowman,ed., Thomas Jefferson at Monticello

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