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.
Oct. 22-23: Animal Husbandry and Provisioning the Tables at Monticello
Animals were once an important part of life at Monticello. Learn about livestock at Monticello and how foods were brought to the table. From hogs to pullets, to Albemarle Pippin apples and smoked hams, the foods consumed at Monticello were raised, grown, harvested, prepared and served by enslaved African Americans. Visit Monticello this weekend to learn more about how a lavish Sunday dinner two hundred years ago was created. Kids will enjoy animal and food-related activities in the Mountaintop Activity Center. Join guided tours of Mulberry Row and learn more about the lives of enslaved African Americans who lived and worked there.