Mulberry Row was the dynamic, industrial hub of Jefferson’s 5,000-acre agricultural enterprise.  As the principal plantation street, it was the center of work and domestic life for dozens of people — free whites, free blacks, indentured servants, and enslaved people.  It was populated by more than 20 dwellings, workshops, and storehouses between 1770 and the sale of Monticello in 1831.

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Family, labor, economy, punishment, and resistance shaped the lives of free and enslaved men, women, and children. More>

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Indentured servants, enslaved men and women, hired white artisans, and free blacks lived and worked on Mulberry Row. More>

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Mulberry Row laborers worked as skilled weavers, spinners, blacksmiths, tinsmiths, nail-makers, carpenters, house joiners, gardeners, stablemen, and domestic servants. More>

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More than 20 structures were built on Mulberry Row during Jefferson’s lifetime, including the joiner’s shop, workmen’s house, nailery, and Negro quarter. More>