Charlottesville Welcome Book Spring Summer 2020 VIRTUAL EDITION

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Attractions & Museums

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Tour Monticello Virtually 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, 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 Photo Credit: Thomas Jefferson Foundation/Monticello/Mary Porter the list of World Heritage Sites known the world over as cherished pieces of human history and of great universal value. Right now, you can tour Monticello virtually in a 360-degree panoramic presentation, see the house and explore its furnishing, 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. You can also enjoy farm and garden videos on the property’s flower, vegetable and fruit gardens that are being shared by horticulture professionals. For more virtual tours and events, visit

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