Charlottesville365: Chocolate at Monticello

We all know Thomas Jefferson was a man of many trades – Founding Father, American president, inventor, writer, lawyer are just a few that come to mind. If you didn’t already admire Jefferson’s impressive and versatile array of accomplishments, perhaps you can appreciate this one: chocolate enthusiast. In a letter to John Adams, Jefferson emphasized the importance of chocolate: “By getting…


Charlottesville 365; Montpelier

A Home in Transition Montpelier, the home of James Madison–the Father of the Constitution–sits just a half-hour from Charlottesville in Orange County. The estate where Madison was raised and lived after his presidency was recently returned architecturally to its 19th century form after four years and $25 million. Inside the mostly empty rooms teach guests about the process of finding…