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The Mountaintop Project

The boisterous sea of liberty is never without a wave.
Thomas Jefferson

The Mountaintop Project is a multi-year effort to restore Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello as Jefferson knew it, and to tell the stories of the people—enslaved and free—who lived and worked on the 5,000-acre plantation.  On May 2, 2015, Monticello unveiled the first phase of the project which included the restoration of Mulberry Row,  a new app, the Kitchen Road, and the upper floors of the house. Visit Monticello to see historic changes under way, and learn online about the upcoming restoration of iconic rooms—including Jefferson’s Cabinet—inside the house, the north and south dependencies, the stable and 1770s stone “workmen’s house” on Mulberry Row.

Monticello is Jefferson’s three-dimensional autobiography, and the only U.S. Presidential and private home in the United States recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Visit Monticello’s website for the latest project updates.