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Attractions & Museums

A ttractions G uide

Monticello in Spring & Summer Glory From the moment you glimpse the iconic pillars of Monticello’s West Portico, you know you are in the presence of a visionary mind. The author of the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson dedicated his life to serving our country at its founding as the third United States president, Photo Credit: Thomas Jefferson Foundation/Monticello/Mary Porter Governor of Virginia and Secretary of State, among other roles. Jefferson was also an architect, scholar, musician, inventor and agriculturalist. Like the Taj Mahal and the Tower of London, Monticello is on the list of World Heritage Sites known the world over as cherished pieces of human history and of great universal value. When you tour Monticello, Jefferson’s clever inventions abound, from the Great Clock in the hallway that ingeniously marks the days and hours with a pulley system, to the polygraph copying machine Jefferson designed for his famous letters. Quench your curiosity with the Behind-the-Scenes House Tour, where you’ll see unique interior architectural features, learn about on-going restoration efforts and more. For more tours and events, visit

Free Family Friendly Festival Music • Crafts • Food


Sunday, May 5 12—5 PM

Grace Grace Church, Church, Keswick, Keswick, Va. Va.

James Monroe’s Highland


June June 88 ||

Celebrating Virginia’s Folk Masters 2050 James Monroe Pkwy ● Charlottesville VA 22902


Spring/Summer 2019

—beyond the gates

Profile for Ivy Publications

Charlottesville Welcome Book Spring Summer 2019  

Explore Jefferson's Virginia

Charlottesville Welcome Book Spring Summer 2019  

Explore Jefferson's Virginia