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.
These guided outdoor tours focus on the experiences of the enslaved people who lived and labored on the Monticello plantation. Included in price of admission.
Making ReservationsReservations for this tour are not required. Tours begin at the Fish Pond on Monticello's West Lawn.