Tuckahoe Plantation, boyhood home of Thomas Jefferson, is offering candlelit Christmas Tours of the house on December 13 and 14 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Cost is $10.00. Click www.tuckhoeplantation.com for more details (select Christmas Tour for information on the tour and Contact for directions).
Well, A Summary View is away for Christmas, but in our absence, we invite you to have a gander (ha ha!) at our Christmas article in the Thomas Jefferson Encyclopedia. We wish everyone a lovely and peaceful "season of mince pies!"
These small-group house tours, which include the Dome Room, offer visitors an intimate look at how the holidays were celebrated in Jefferson's time, plus the rare opportunity to experience Monticello after dark. Tours begin at 5:30 p.m., 5:45 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. on each date. $45; reserved tickets are required.
Please note: Holiday Evening Tours are not recommended for children under age 6. Portions of this tour are not handicapped-accessible.