Calling all young scholars: Home Educators' Day!
Event At A Glance
Explore the Thomas Jefferson Visitor Center including the film Thomas Jefferson’s World, and innovative exhibitions on architecture, the Monticello plantation, and the creation of the United States, and the hands-on Griffin Discovery Room. Then, take a special guided tour of Monticello, the house where Jefferson enjoyed his retirement years with his large extended family.
Say “Jefferson loved macaroni and cheese!”
Visit Monticello's Mulberry Row to learn more about the lives of enslaved people who lived and worked at Monticello, and roll hoops and play games on the West Lawn, just as Jefferson’s grandchildren did 200 years ago. Stop by the interactive indoor and outdoor activity stations that will allow students to explore a variety of Jeffersonian topics.
Light meals and refreshments are available for purchase at the Monticello Café. From noon–4:00 pm, there will be a “From Bean to Beverage” American Heritage Chocolate Tasting and historic chocolate presentation at the Monticello Museum Shop, which also provides shopping opportunities for books and other learning materials related to the exploration of the worlds of Thomas Jefferson.
Home Educator special activities offered from 10:00 am–3:00 pm. The grounds will be open from 8:30 am–6:00 pm. Reservations are recommended though not required.