Join archaeologists for an hour and a half walking tour into the woodlands to explore how we use archaeology to better understand the plantation and the lives of those who lived and labored here. Guests will see excavations and artifacts while learning about both the work of archaeology and the history of this land beginning with ancestral Monacan Indians through the Jeffersonian era and up to today.

As we pilot this new tour option, guests are invited to participate free of charge. A 3-5 minute survey will follow the program.

This walk follows an historic road that is fairly flat, with uneven terrain in some areas, covering two-thirds of a mile roundtrip. Sturdy shoes and a water bottle are recommended. In the event of rain, discussions with archaeologists will be held at the plantation model outside of the Monticello Farm Table café at the visitor center.

Available: Monday - Friday
Duration: 90 minutes
Tours meet at the bronze plantation model near the café.

Please Note the Following:

  • No reservations needed
  • Tours not offered July 4
  • Recommended for adults and children age 7 and older
  • Not accessible