Our recent trip to Monticello.
Monticello is owned and operated by the Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Inc., which was founded in 1923. As a private, nonprofit 501(c)3 corporation, the Foundation receives no ongoing federal, state, or local funding in support of its dual mission of preservation and education.
In its 86 years of existence, the Foundation has steadily expanded Monticello’s functions and holdings. Its stewardship now includes approximately 2,500 of Jefferson’s 5,000 acres, of which more than 1,400 are held under protective easements. The 2004 purchase of Montalto, the neighboring mountain that rises 400 feet above Monticello, represents the Foundation’s most significant land acquisition. In addition to the new Thomas Jefferson Visitor Center and Smith Education Center, which had its grand opening in April 2009, large capital projects have included the Jefferson Library and the Thomas Jefferson Parkway, both dedicated in 2002. More>>