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In honor of Thomas Jefferson’s 281st birthday, will you help us preserve and protect Monticello for generations to come?


The Griffin Discovery Room is a hands-on space for children and families to learn about the past and discover their own place in history:

  • Become an archaeologist and dig and analyze artifacts
  • Design and construct buildings at the block table
  • Print a miniature copy of the Declaration of Independence
  • Share family stories through an oral history interview
  • Curl up with a good book in the reading nook

The Griffin Discovery Room has reopened in a new location at the Woodland Pavilion next to the David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center.

Until April 7, 2024: Open daily from 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. 
April 12 - 28, 2024: Open Friday - Sunday from 12:30 - 4:30 p.m.


Mountaintop Activity Center

Write with a quill pen, crack a code with a wheel cipher, and explore mystery objects. Located outdoors by the North Terrace of the main house, across from the Farm Shop.