Happening at Monticello

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  • Created Equal: Portraits of Civil Rights Heroes

    Robert H. and Clarice Smith Gallery at the David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center
    All Day

    On display at Monticello's visitor center: Portraits of Frederick Douglass, John Lewis and Fannie Lou Hamer by American artist Robert Shetterly as part of the “Americans Who Tell the Truth” series begun in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Towers.

  • In Richmond - Paradox of Liberty: Slavery at Jefferson's Monticello

    All Day

    This exhibition gives voice to the many enslaved families who built and maintained Monticello and highlights the stories of six families who, along with others, lived in slavery at Jefferson’s home and plantation for generations. January 18 - April 18 at the Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia in Richmond's historic Jackson Ward District.

  • Meet Thomas Jefferson

    All Day

    Monticello guests can see Bill Barker as Thomas Jefferson, most weeks Tuesday through Saturday during regularly scheduled programming.

  • Daily Tours of Monticello

    All Day

    We offer a variety of daily tours and experiences at Monticello. Find a tour that suits your interests!

  • Hemings Family Tour

    1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

    See Monticello through the lens of the Hemings Family, the best documented enslaved family in the United States. $28 (online price).