Google Maps Street View Now Lets You Explore Thomas Jefferson's Digs

Nobody wants to spend their vacation day studying history, but if you're feeling particularly patriotic tomorrow, you can head on over to Google Maps where Thomas Jefferson's Monticello residence is now available to explore using Google Street View.

You can virtually wander around outside the property on its sprawling greens, or head indoors and explore everything from the main hall which doubled as a miniature museum, the dining room where he would have entertained other notable American figures, and his personal study which includes all of Jefferson's cutting-edge (at the time) gadgets. Best of all, you can do it all from the comfort of your hammock, lawn chair, or half-filled kiddie pool. [Google Maps Blog via Engadget]

Google Maps Street View Now Lets You Explore Thomas Jefferson's Digs