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Black History Month at Monticello

February 3
Madison Park: A Place of Hope

Author and Aspen Institute Executive Vice President and Corporate Secretary Eric Motley discusses growing up in a small Alabama community founded by freed slaves. 2:00 to 3:30 pm

February 10
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

February 17
Memories Matter: Community History Workshop
Bring your family heirlooms and learn how to properly store and care for them. Record your family history at the story booth in the Heritage Center. 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Every day in February
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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