Help celebrate Virginia Archaeology Month!

Join us as Monticello’s Archaeology Department hosts its annual open house, featuring displays, exhibits on recent discoveries in the field and the lab, and walking tours of the vanished Monticello Plantation landscape. Archaeology staff members will be on hand to answer questions. Displays and exhibits are found in the Visitors' Center courtyard outside of the Farm Table café.

This year's Walking Tours will visit Site 30, an archaeological dig that is revealing important information about enslaved agricultural laborers at Monticello.

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 shoes are recommended. The walk roundtrip is approximately 1 mile.


This event is free with any ticket purchase. Visit our Tickets and Tours page for more information.

This event is weather-dependent. If rain is forecasted, a cancellation notification will post on this webpage by 5 pm on October 21.