Happening at Monticello

  • Livestream - Agriculture and the Monticello Plantation

    1:00 p.m. to 1:40 p.m.

    Agricultural industry, powered by and dependent upon enslaved labor, was a large-scale operation at Monticello. Thomas Jefferson experimented with several different types of money-making ventures (the success of those ventures varied) over the decades, but cash crops were always a priority. Join us for a live Q&A with Monticello’s Manager of Historic Interpretation, Brandon Dillard, and Research Archaeologist Derek Wheeler. We will discuss the various crops grown at Monticello and how that cultivation impacted the enslaved community.

  • Family Scavenger Hunt

    All Day

    Enhance your visit with our new mobile Scavenger Hunt. Use your smartphone to complete unique challenges- snap photos, explore new spaces, test your knowledge, and share your thoughts. FREE with admission.