Saturday, October 12, 2013

Virtual Visit to Monticello, Home of Thomas Jefferson

Note From Donna:
Images of Monticello’s grounds and some building interiors are now available on Google Maps.  Although Tom's House (as we call it here at our home which is off the same highway that Monticello is on) is nearby in Charlottesville, Virginia, the Google maps view of some of the interior rooms allows for lingering visits and zoom-in views of things you might want to see with more time than the tours offer you.

Thomas Jefferson would have loved knowing that in 200 years, his architectural masterpiece would be explored by a cutting-edge technology and seen by people all over the world on Google Maps. Jefferson was also an innovator, always trying new things and exploring new possibilities to make a better world.

It’s no question that Jefferson, one of the country’s foremost visionaries in science and technology who was also fascinated by cartography and owned hundreds of maps, would surely have spent weeks on end exploring every corner of our planet through Google Maps.

We’re all inspired by seeing new parts of the world and trying new things – two things that Jefferson was very passionate about. Google Maps’ Street View brings out the explorer in all of us.  Read the entire article and view Monticello.

View Photos From My Visits to Monticello

Monticello - The New Thomas Jefferson Visitor Center

Monticello - Home of Thomas Jefferson
Plus Naturalization Ceremony with Sam Waterston as Key Speaker

Kemper Park, Arboretum, & Saunders-Monticello Trail
A Walking Trail From Monticello to Kemper Park Arboretum
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