Visiting Monticello the Home of Thomas Jefferson
Monticello is one of the most famous US national landmarks, and is located not far from Charlottesville, VA. This was the beloved home of Thomas Jefferson, and he designed the house and property himself. Monticello was modeled on some of the neoclassical principles that were noted in some of the works by Andrea Palladio, who was an Italian Renaissance architect. The house is set on an 850 foot peak in the mountains that are called the Southwest.