Thomas Jefferson – a serious-minded, freckled-faced boy of 16 from the rolling hills of Albemarle County, Virginia – first came to Williamsburg early in 1760 as a student at the College of William & Mary. From these humble beginnings grew the man who would become governor of Virginia and later President of the United States. Learn more.
- Statute for Religious Freedom
- A Summary View of the Rights of British America by Thomas Jefferson
- Thomas Jefferson’s Vision of Independence
- An Anecdote of Doctor Franklin by Thomas Jefferson
New! Jefferson’s Blog
This year marks the 250th anniversary of Thomas Jefferson’s graduation from the College of William and Mary. All these years later, do his philosophies on education still ring true?