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Tips for Your Visit

Plan to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your house tour reservation, if you buy tickets in advance onlineIt takes approximately 30 minutes to collect tickets and ride the Monticello shuttle bus from the ticketing area to the house itself. Because Monticello uses timed ticketing to expedite the house tour process, you face a significant delay if you miss your tour time. Leave time to see the film and exhibits at the Thomas Jefferson Visitor Center and Smith Education Center.

The Descendants of Elizabeth Hemings: Betty Brown

 Elizabeth Hemings's second daughter Betty Brown (1759-after 1831) was the first of her family to come to Monticello, as personal servant to Jefferson's wife Martha.  After almost sixty years of work in the main house, she was one of the last of the Hemingses to live on the Monticello mountaintop.  She had two sons, Wormley Hughes and Burwell Colbert. Wormley Hughes (1781-1858) was head gardener as well as a wagoner and coachman, with charge of the Monticello stables.

Tips for Your Visit

Plan to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your house tour reservation, if you buy tickets in advance onlineIt takes approximately 30 minutes to collect tickets and ride the Monticello shuttle bus from the ticketing area to the house itself. Because Monticello uses timed ticketing to expedite the house tour process, you face a significant delay if you miss your tour time. Leave time to see the film and exhibits at the Thomas Jefferson Visitor Center and Smith Education Center.