We Hold These Truths: The Campaign for Monticello is about safeguarding and sharing the mountain and the mind of Thomas Jefferson – for all people, for all time.

Jefferson by Jamie Wyeth, 1975

“Being at Monticello is as close as any one of us is going to get to having a conversation with Thomas Jefferson.”

—Jon Meacham

“Monticello, little mountain. A place forever known as the home of a man who captured in words, better than anyone before or since, the essence of what makes America special.”

—Colin Powell
July 4, 1997

We Hold These Truths: The Campaign for Monticello is about safeguarding and sharing both the mountain and the mind of Thomas Jefferson, for all time, for all people.

Together We Can

  • Restore Jefferson’s iconic home and mountaintop
  • Inspire future generations on-site and in America’s classrooms
  • Secure the long-term preservation of Monticello’s signature scholarship and excellence across programs and departments
  • Engage a national and global audience in a dialogue with Jefferson’s ideas

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Monticello Stories

"The Papers of Thomas Jefferson is one of the most ambitious and important projects the Thomas Jefferson Foundation has ever undertaken."

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"The Campaign provides a Jeffersonian moment, offering everyone a chance to help preserve and protect a legacy of global importance."

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"More than any historic home in America, Monticello appeals to me as an expression of the personality of its builder."

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"A young boy and his father hung back to talk to me after their tour. The father wanted me to know that this was his son's first trip to Monticello."

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"...had Thomas Jefferson not written those words quite that way, I think our country would be different."

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“I am rewarded with stunning early morning light, the quietest, most productive time of day, and a daily reflection on the power of place that Monticello embodies.”

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"Every aspect of the Campaign has a direct impact on the Restoration Department’s work to maintain and restore Monticello."

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"Monticello welcomes thousands of students and teachers each year by offering free field trips to schools that would be unable to visit without funding support."

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"The most exciting current development is the rebuilding of some of the slave quarters and the reconfiguration of Mulberry Row."

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"These are completely new spaces that the public has never seen, and they allow us to share new and different information about the people who lived and worked at Monticello."

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