Mulberry Row: Monticello’s Main Street
Discover the sights and sounds of Mulberry Row, Monticello’s main plantation road, during our Mulberry Row: Monticello’s Main Street weekends. Mulberry Row was the hub of the plantation’s domestic and light manufacturing activities performed largely by Thomas Jefferson’s enslaved African American workers. This four-part series offers a visual and interactive interpretation of Mulberry Row. Held on four weekends from June through October each program offers a different glimpse into life on the plantation. Topics include gardening, crafts, culture and animal husbandry.
July 23-24: Crafts and Trades on Mulberry Row
Travel back in time to the 19th century brought back to life with with the sights and sounds of Mulberry Row. Experience the trades and crafts of Jefferson’s time with nail-making, weaving and basket-making demonstrations. Learn about the enslaved children, men and women who worked along Mulberry Row. Kids can enjoy hands-on fun at our Mountaintop Activity Center where they can write with a quill pen, “card” wool, and plan 19th century games. Enjoy stories of plantation community life and join guided tours of Mulberry Row.