Family Friendly Tours These special guided tours of Thomas Jefferson's house are designed for children ages 6 to 11. The 30-minute tours feature hands-on opportunities in every room and provide a glimpse of what life was like for the children who lived at Monticello in the late 1700s and early 1800s.
Home Educators' Day! Calling all young scholars! Join us for our annual Home Educators' Day every year in September.
A Fun-filled Day Out with the Kids When was the last time you touched a mastodon jawbone (well, a model of one, at least)? Check our suggestions for spending the day at Monticello with your family.Monticello and Thomas Jefferson created by local sixth graders for a class project.
Monticello Summer Adventures Camp Explore life in Thomas Jefferson’s day as you experience historical activities like cooking, gardening, games, and children’s education. You’ll hike the grounds, visit the house, see an archeological site, and travel to Montalto, Monticello’s neighboring mountain.
Of the Student Videos Check out these short videos on Monticello and Thomas Jefferson created by local sixth graders for a class project.
Learn more about the events the led to Jefferson's authorship of the Declaration and about the document's effects worldwide. Get images and download readings of the Declaration as adopted by the Continental Congress and originally written by Jefferson.
Top 10: Misconceptions about Jefferson Misquotes, secret societies and swivel chairs are just of few things that Monticello's Research Librarian Anna Berkes would like to see go up in smoke in the public's conceptions (or mis- conceptions) about Thomas Jefferson.
Enjoy a day at Monticello designed specifically for homeschoolers. Activities include hoop rolling and game playing on the West Lawn, a chocolate tasting, costumed interpreters demonstrating basket weaving, and open-hearth cooking as well as storytelling and sing-alongs.