Monticello

“The glow of one warm thought is to me worth more than money.”

Recognize that quote? It was made by the famous Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of Independence.

No matter what he may say about money, he did live in a giant beautiful house seen in the picture I posted that’s linked to this post.

His home was called Monticello, and it is located about 45 minutes from my home in Virginia, and right down the street from my old college.

Thomas Jefferson was born in 1743 in Albemarle County Virginia. It was either a love for Virginia that kept him there or his political aspirations, but either way he didn’t leave until the day he died in 1826.

The Monticello estate is a beautiful tourist attraction. You can explore the gardens, giant rooms, and beautiful plantation. History lies in every room of Thomas Jefferson’s estate and if you’re a history buff, this is definitely a place you should visit if you get the chance.

Historical Virginia holds many hidden treasures of our founding fathers that many of us are unaware even existed. So visiting is a must, and if you would like… stay a while. Thomas Jefferson did.

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