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Students from across the globe are now able to come to Monticello virtually via our electronic field trip program. This robust and innovative digital program connects Monticello educators with classrooms worldwide using a Skype connection. The program is free and doesn’t require expensive technology — classrooms need only a laptop or tablet and an internet connection.

The 45-minute programs use images, props and a virtual tour of Monticello to discuss important issues such as Thomas Jefferson’s role as a  nation builder and Monticello as a plantation powered by the labor of enslaved African Americans.

Monticello guides speak to a classroom via Skype.

Since launching the program in 2017, Monticello educators have spoken to approximately 8,000 students in 34 states in the U.S. and 10 countries worldwide. Through our electronic field trip program, Monticello is creating a truly global classroom, breaking down walls and making Jefferson and Monticello accessible to thousands of students worldwide. To see more, please visit