Experience American life in the early 1800’s visiting Monticello, Virginia while learning about Thomas Jefferson
May 29, 2017 | By tickettolearn
Spend half a day at Monticello, minutes from Charlottesville, Virginia and experience life in rural America circa 1800. Designed for a large multi generational family, the house was the family home of Thomas Jefferson. A good many hours ride from neighbors, guests – and there were many would come and stay a while. Monticello was a home, office, library, laboratory, museum and architectural marvel. Jefferson collected books, having a library of over 6,000, oversaw his plantation from his home office, experimented with a wide variety of seeds and vegetables, tinkered with time saving gadgets, started a nail factory, displayed gifts from explorers and honored people he admired by displaying a painting of them or a bust. Consider the economics of a self sufficient enterprise in the mountains of Virginia. Wrestle with the issue of slavery.
Make the time to visit Monticello and enrich your child’s education by walking the grounds and exploring the home of one of America’s most talented founders.
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