Me and hubby went to Monticello as part of our anniversary get-a-way plans. I was impressed by the size and would definitely return to do more tours in the future. The large cistern in the bottom middle part of the collage was one of several on the property and they had a capacity of over 3000 gallons of water. He rigged them to collect water from the roofs. They wouldn’t let us take pics inside the house unfortunately. Thomas Jefferson had some ingenious ideas indoors as well as outdoors. He designed the home himself by reading architect books and the house was in a constant state of remodel during his lifetime.
The vegetable gardens, vineyards and orchards were quite massive in size. We were told that the produce grown here is distributed to the staff so nothing goes to waste.
The Monticello Graveyard still remains in the trust of the descendants of Thomas Jefferson. This is where he was laid to rest as well as his past & present family members. The obelisk shaped stone was designed by him and he wrote the inscription as well. He listed his accomplishments in order of what he felt was his greatest contributions. This was one of the last stops on our tour. Hope you enjoyed my brief summary of our visit to Monticello. Have a nice weekend everyone! 🙂