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Images of the Declaration

First page of Jefferson's rough draft of the Declaration click image to enlarge

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.

Slavery at Monticello Tours

These guided outdoor tours focusing on the experiences of the enslaved people who lived and labored on the Monticello plantation are offered twice daily on weekends in March and six times a day on March 15 and April 1 - October 31. Included in price of admission. Making ReservationsReservations for this tour are not required. Tours begin on the east end (paved area) of Mulberry Row, near the Mountaintop Museum Shop.