On our way back from Richmond a couple months ago, we stopped by Monticello to stretch our legs. I really enjoyed visiting Thomas Jefferson’s old home place and learning about the property.
I wrote and won a DAR award with an essay about Thomas Jefferson in fifth grade, so I sort of hold a special place for him and his home in my heart, as corny as that may sound. It was really cool to visit a place I’d written and read about all those years ago.
|Isn’t this place gorgeous? It has two large porches extending from each side of it.|
Here’s the wine cellar and the dumbwaiter used to transport the bottles upstairs:
Here are more photos of the grounds:
|Thomas Jefferson’s grave.|
|A big, old tree on the property.|
|Mulberry Row, where homes of slaves and trades workshops were located.|