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Martha Wayles Skelton Jefferson

Martha Wayles Skelton Jefferson (October 19, 1748 O.S. – September 6, 1782)[1] was Thomas Jefferson's wife.

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.

Timeline of Jefferson's Life

  Public Private 1735   Peter Jefferson, Thomas Jefferson's father, patented 1,000-acre tract which became Monticello. 1743   Thomas Jefferson born at Shadwell. 1757   Peter Jefferson died. 1760-62   Thomas Jefferson a

Quotations on Children

1787 February 7. (to Anne Willing Bingham) "In America, on the other hand, the society of your husband, the fond cares for the children. ..fill every moment with a healthy and an useful activity."[1]

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.

Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings: A Brief Account

The claim that Thomas Jefferson fathered children with Sally Hemings, a slave at Monticello, entered the public arena during Jefferson's first term as president, and it has remained a subject of discussion and disagreement for two centuries.

Griffin Discovery Room

A hands-on activity center for children Monticello visitors—especially those ages 6 to 12—can literally get in touch with American history in the Griffin Discovery Room through hands-on activities.

Let’s Go on a Butterflies and Bugs Blitz

In this two-hour, family-friendly adventure led by Devin Floyd, explorers will hunt for butterflies and bugs in forest and field. Young naturalists and their favorite grown-ups will study, identify, and document species using record-keeping tools such as journaling, photography, and sketching, which can be shared in hard copy and online.

Family Friendly Tour and Day Pass

These special guided 40-minute tours of Thomas Jefferson's house are designed especially for families with children ages 5 to 11. Featuring hands-on opportunities, these tours provide a glimpse of life at Monticello and highlight Jefferson’s accomplishments and wide-ranging interests.