Jefferson Library and the Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies
SITUATED ON THE BEAUTIFUL KENWOOD CAMPUS, the Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies supports a global network of Jefferson scholars. At the base of Monticello mountain, the world-class center focuses on research and education about the genius of Jefferson and disseminates its findings around the globe. Kenwood campus is comprised of the Jefferson Library and Kenwood.
JEFFERSON LIBRARY The Jefferson Library, the first free-standing library dedicated to the study of a founding father, combines the power of place with the power of ideas. Built to complement the historic Kenwood house, the 15,500-square-foot library features a contemporary reading room with a two-story semicircular bay window.
BERKELEY ROOM The Berkeley Room is a state-of-the-art board room equipped with complete audio-visual equipment, a retractable screen, and teleconferencing capabilities.
NICHOLS ROOM Adjacent to the Berkeley Room, the Nichols Room is a comfortable and intimate space, ideal for small lunches or as a breakout space for meetings.
ROBERT H. AND CLARICE SMITH READING ROOM The reading room can be used for dinners, scholarly talks, and receptions. Here guests have the opportunity to dine amidst more than 40,000 volumes detailing Jefferson’s life and early American history.
KENWOOD Faithfully restored to accommodate the Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies at Monticello, Kenwood is ideal for small gatherings and meetings.
KENWOOD PARLOR Kenwood features an elegant parlor complete with original artwork and furnishings. The home is well-appointed with a full kitchen and butler’s pantry to accommodate catering and service needs. Your guests will also enjoy access to the stone terrace, located just off the dining room, which overlooks the rolling hills of Virginia’s Piedmont.
KENWOOD GARDEN The Kenwood Garden is ideal for intimate outdoor garden parties for up to 60 people. The gazebo and adjacent courtyard are perfect for a sunset reception or cocktail hour before dinner in the Jefferson Library.
To discuss your plans for hosting an event at Monticello, call 434.984.9821 or email [email protected].