Join us for Home Educators' Day as we invite the homeschool community to come and engage with this important part of history through a variety of activities at Monticello. Students of all ages can explore a variety of topics related to the landscape and the lives of those who resided at the Monticello plantation through a number of engaging indoor and outdoor hands-on activity stations.
Self-guided tour

Visitors will learn about the impact of Thomas Jefferson as an influential figure in early American history, about Monticello as an iconic architectural feat, and about the lives and skills of the enslaved community who worked to shape this landscape in many critical ways. Explore the first floor of the main house and our exhibits in the visitor center, do special activities on the West Lawn and Mulberry Row, hike miles of outdoor trails, learn about ongoing research and new discoveries from Monticello's archaeologists and more.

Light meals and refreshments are available for purchase at the Monticello Farm Table café. 

The Shop at Monticello provides shopping opportunities for books and other learning materials related to the exploration of the worlds of Thomas Jefferson.

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Mobile Experiences

Bloomberg Connects App

Download the Bloomberg Connects App on Your Phone​​

Find text, audio, and visual content for stops inside the house and outside on the mountaintop.

Mobile Scavenger Hunt for Families

Use your smart phone to snap photos, test your knowledge, and share your thoughts to complete the challenges.

Scavenger hunt

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Mulberry Row Mobile Guide

Slavery at Monticello: Life and Work on Mulberry Row, a free cloud-based app, now works in your browsers, phone, or desktop! Explore before, during and after your visit. Use our free Wi-Fi while at Monticello!

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To help you plan for your visit, we wish to highlight some of our increased safety measures.

  • All bags, purses, backpacks, diaper bags, waist packs, etc., will be examined. at the visitor center. Please follow staff directions to prepare for bag checks and avoid delays.
  • Want to know more about how we're working to make your visit safe and enjoyable? Read our Visiting FAQs »

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