THE NATION’S BIRTHPLACE

 

The first English settlement of what would become the United States–and the original capital of Virginia–was Jamestown in 1607. Eight U.S. Presidents were born in this state, including Thomas Jefferson. In Charlottesville, Jefferson established the University of Virginia’s Academical Village and created his iconic home, the Monticello, where he wrote the Declaration of Independence.

Monticello - Inspired by the classics, Thomas Jefferson’s iconic home in Charlottesville, Virginia–whose name Monticello means “little mount” in Italian–has become an American icon. In 1987, 200 years…

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U.S. Neoclassical Architecture - ...established through the timeless principles of liberty and order...