On the top of a small mountain in the Virginia piedmont, Thomas Jefferson lived with his family in this home on his 5,000 acre plantation, which he designed and constructed. He named the home Monticello to mean “Little Mountain.”
For his entire life, Jefferson worked on Monticello to make it a perfect home, but he never finished the work due to his many pursuits. He spent most of his time away from the home because of his service abroad in France and work in the national government as Secretary of State, Vice President, and President. Even during his retirement, Jefferson spent most of his time planning the University of Virginia, so he never completed his plans for Monticello during his lifetime.
Jefferson drew inspiration for the design of his home from his travels in Europe, specifically modern trends in Paris. Among its many recognizable features, Monticello’s octagonal dome definitely impresses all of the site’s visitors, but Jefferson rarely used the room because the high ceilings made it hot in the summer and cold during the winter.
In 1923, the Thomas Jefferson Foundation took ownership of the house and made repairs, which they operate as a house museum. It has been added to the list of National Historic Landmarks and UESCO World Heritage Sites.
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