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

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

The Book Room held Thomas Jefferson's libraries, the largest of which consisted of more than 6,000 books and was sold to Congress in 1815.

The Book Room held Thomas Jefferson's libraries, the largest of which consisted of more than 6,000 books and was sold to Congress in 1815.

The Jeffersons' bed in the South Pavilion, along with the original co-sleeper in which first-born daughter Martha slept.

The Jeffersons' bed in the South Pavilion, along with the original co-sleeper in which first-born daughter Martha slept.

This blueberry breakfast cake is jam-packed with flavor! Delicious blueberries make this breakfast one to make again and again.

This blueberry breakfast cake is jam-packed with flavor! Delicious blueberries make this breakfast one to make again and again.

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.

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.

The chairs in the John Jay Homestead Dining Room reflect the spirit of the man--modest, quietly stylish, and built to last forever.

The chairs in the John Jay Homestead Dining Room reflect the spirit of the man--modest, quietly stylish, and built to last forever.

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