Description: Thomas Jefferson's love for architecture and archaeology are evident at Monticello. He spent 40 years building and rebuilding his castle, even tearing most of it down at one point. The entry room is filled with items found during the Lewis and Clark Expedition. His love of inventing is evident throughout the home, including one of the first copy machines, located in his study.
Description: Descendants of the Shirley family still reside in this famous Virginia home. The grounds and home are open to visitors. A fine example of an original brick plantation home remaining in meticulous condition. Many outbuildings, including original slave quarters, exist for the visitor to gain a true perspective of what plantation life was like in the years before the Civil War.