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Description: Over a twenty-year period Monticello was enlarged from eight rooms to twenty-one, and became more-or-less finished in 1809 when Jefferson retired from the presidency. Monticello is owned and operated by the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation, Inc. and is open to the public.

Address: Virginia Highway/Thomas Jefferson Parkway, Charlottesville, VA 22902, in Corporation Grounds, Riverlawn, Section Lot 3

Phone Number: 804-984-9822

Hours of Operation: March 1 - October 31: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. November 1- February 28: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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Directions: Located in the Virginia Piedmont, Monticello is about two miles southeast of Charlottesville and approximately 125 miles from Washington, D.C.; 110 miles from Williamsburg, Virginia; and 70 miles from Richmond, Virginia. DIRECTIONS FROM INTERSTATE 64 From Interstate 64, take exit 121 (if traveling westbound) or 121 A (eastbound) to Route 20 South (If traveling westbound, turn south, or left, on Route 20). To go to the Monticello Visitors Center, turn right at the first stoplight. To go to Monticello, turn left on Route 53, just after the first stoplight. The entrance to Monticello is located on the left, approximately one and a half miles from Route 20.

Credit: "Presidential Sites: A Directory of Places Associated with Presidents of the United States" by William G. Clotworthy

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