Help celebrate Virginia Archaeology Month! Monticello’s Archaeology Department hosts its annual open house, featuring displays, exhibits on recent discoveries in the field and the lab, walking tours of the vanished Monticello Plantation landscape, lightening-talks about current research, and an interactive dig for children. Archaeology staff members will be on hand to answer questions. Displays and exhibits are found in the Woodland Pavilion and the Visitors Center.

Lightning talks begin at 10:30am, 12:30pm, and 2:30pm.

This year's Walking Tours will visit Site 6, an archaeological dig that revealed important information about enslaved agricultural laborers at Monticello and, following a visit in 2018, proved deeply impactful for Ta-Nehisi Coates’s novel, The Water Dancer.

Walking Tours leave the Woodland Pavilion at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. Be prepared to walk over uneven terrain; sturdy (preferably waterproof) shoes recommended.

And check out the Interactive Archaeology Dig for Kids »