Few can leave a visit to the home of Thomas Jefferson unaffected. From the plantation setting to the approach up the mountaintop and the first glimpse of the house, through each stop in the tour, Monticello reveals itself as the inspiring self-portrait of a heroic Renaissance man. As visitors pass through each room, Jefferson’s architectural vision gives structure to his ceaseless curiosities and diverse accomplishments, and the artifacts and stories encountered in each location all make Jefferson, his ideas and his world come to life.