Catherine Jenkinson returns to host a conversation with President Jefferson about his travels in France, Europe and the United States.
- Jefferson Abroad, edited by Douglas L. Wilson and Lucia C. Stanton
- Founders Online: From Thomas Jefferson to Peter Carr, with Enclosure, 10 August 1787
Jefferson traveled quite a bit for a man of his time. He visited most of the northern states, some several times, and he was back and forth to New York, Philadelphia, and eventually Washington, DC, quite often. He seems never to have ventured into North Carolina or any place south of the Virginia line. But he spent five years in Europe and saw quite a bit of it given his deep devotion to his administrative and diplomatic work, and his aversion to roughing it.
Read this week's Jefferson Watch essay, "On the Road with Thomas Jefferson."