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Black History Month at Monticello

February 4
Slavery & Freedom: Monticello and the NMAAHC with John W. Franklin
Come hear an insider’s view on the new National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C., with John W. Franklin, Senior Manager in the museum's Office of External Affairs.
2:00 pm to3:15 pm


February 11
Memories Matter: Saving Family Heirlooms

Bring your family heirlooms and learn how to properly store and care for them. Record your family history at the story booth in the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center in Charlottesville, VA.
10:00 am to 2:00 pm


February 11
Let's Go Explore the Past Through Archaeology

In honor of Black History Month, join Monticello archaeologists in the Archaeology Lab to discover how the enslaved community lived at Monticello.
10:00 am to 12:00 pm


Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
Hemings Family Tour

See Monticello through the lens of the Hemings Family, the best documented enslaved family in the United States.
1:45 pm


Every day in February
Slavery at Monticello Tours
These guided outdoor tours focus on the experiences of the enslaved people who lived and labored on the Monticello plantation. Included in admission.
Noon, 2 pm


Our app, available for iOS and Android devices, introduces visitors to the individuals who lived and worked on Mulberry Row, once the industrial hub and “Main Street” of Thomas Jefferson’s 5,000-acre plantation. Free wifi is available on site.



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