Join archaeologists on an hour and a half walking tour to hidden parts of the plantation and learn how archaeology informs our understanding of the lives of those who lived and worked at Monticello. In honor of Black History Month, archaeologists will take visitors to various sites along the historic Fourth Roundabout and will end at recent excavations of an early-19th-century domestic site where enslaved agricultural laborers once lived.

Tour included with any ticketed tour admission; no separate reservations required. Tours will start at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 2:30 p.m. and meet at the bronze Plantation Model near Monticello Farm Table café at the Visitor Center. Tours are dependent on weather and trail conditions.

Walk is approximately one mile round trip and moderately strenuous, with uneven terrain and one steep hill. Visitors should wear trail and weather-appropriate shoes and clothing. Not recommended for children under age 5.

Area residents can enjoy this event free if you live in the following counties. You will be asked to show your proof of residency onsite in the Ticket Office and will receive a Gardens and Grounds Pass. Promotion only available on Fri., 2/18/2022 and Sat., 2/19/2022 and may not be combined with any other discounts. Pass does not provide admittance to the first, second, or third floor of Thomas Jefferson’s home.