Jefferson, a connoisseur of French cuisine and France's finest wines, loved intimate dinners in Monticello's Tea Room, adorned with busts of Washington, Lafayette, John Paul Jones, and Franklin. Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello
George Washington's Mount Vernon Study. Washington's study served as the center of his personal and professional operations before and after the presidency. It was the location where Washington performed the daily rituals of washing, shaving, and dressing, as well as the site where he conducted military, business, and political affairs. The room also was the place where Washington retreated when seeking refuge from the pressures of entertaining family, friends, and acquaintances.