GiftCollector and the Corner Stores has teamed up with the Thomas Jefferson foundation and the designers at Department 56 to re-create the home of Thomas Jefferson, Monticello, which is located in Albemarle, Virginia. Scholars and Thomas Jefferson aficionados alike describe Monticello as our third president's three-dimensional autobiography. It took Jefferson nearly 40 years to build Monticello as we see it today. Monticello contains the first dome ever installed on a house in America and shows the iconic "West Front" as Jefferson spoke of it. Jefferson's Monticello by Department 56 is the perfect gift for any Thomas Jefferson or Monticello enthusiast.
A "must have" for any true Virginian! A simply beautiful reproduction of Monticello at Christmastime! Fabulous gift for family and friends that they will love for years to come! I ordered four and can hardly wait to give them to my adult children and a very close friend. I also treated myself to one! No matter where you go, you can take a landmark piece of Charlottesville with you! It will not disappoint! (Posted on 8/17/2015)