This study assessed the importance of the Virginia Horse Center to the economies of Virginia and the Lexington area. The study was the third by the Cooper Center for the horse
center. The first was completed in 1991 and the second in 2001. This study did not
represent a complete update since it relied on survey inputs from the 2001
study as well as more current information.
The study, the first detailed assessment of the dollar magnitude of Monticello's impact, was conducted for the Thomas Jefferson Foundation, which owns and operates the only American house on the United Nations World Heritage list. It is also available on the web as a full study, a four-page summary, and a PowerPoint presentation. To order a text copy, visit our ordering information page.