Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello Puzzle

The best way to learn about historic houses is to look at them closely, and the most fun way to look at them closely is to do a puzzle showing a wonderful historic house! So, we made a unique and interesting collection of Historic House Puzzles for you to enjoy!

The historic preservation movement in the U.S. started with the restoration of landmark homes like Monticello. Initially by a Jewish naval officer named Uriah P. Levy and his nephew in Monticello’s case.

While the grand homes of “Great Men” were the focus of early preservation efforts and the interpretation of them was exclusively concerned with those men and their immediate families, in recent decades recognition has grown that these buildings are also monuments to the people who actually built them, maintained them, and did the labor that paid for them, often enslaved people.

Although none of us will ever own a house of this significance, the lessons learned in its restoration can be applied to our own efforts.

Click on the dashed box at the top-right in the puzzle box below to open the puzzle to full screen. In the top left, you can change the number of pieces (100 pieces is the default), toggle piece rotation, and change the background color. Then hit “OK” and have fun!

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