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Saturday, May 27, 2017

Monticello Mountaintop
9:00 am to 7:00 pm

Explore the house at your own pace with guides stationed in each room. Additional activities and tours available on the grounds. Great for families with children.

Special Event
Tufton Farm
10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Savor the sights and scents of antique roses in peak bloom while tasting local wines.

Special Event
Thomas Jefferson Center for Historic Plants
Repeats every week every Saturday until Sat May 27 2017 .
10:00 am to 2:00 pm

The Thomas Jefferson Center for Historic Plants is open every Saturday this spring! Explore inspiring display gardens of historic and native plants in their full spring glory, then find your favorites and more for sale in the nursery. 

Thursday, June 1, 2017

David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center
9:30 am to 3:30 pm

This exclusive one-day painting workshop features watercolor instruction by Lara Call Gastinger, a renowned botanical artist and illustrator of the flora of Virginia.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Special Event
Monticello
9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Relive the turbulent days of the American Revolution, when British soldiers captured Monticello. Experience musket firing demonstrations, military drill, soldiers’ encampments and more. 

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Special Event
Monticello Mountaintop
10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Relive the turbulent days of the American Revolution, when British soldiers captured Monticello. Experience musket firing demonstrations, military drill, soldiers' encampments and more.
Meets at the Plantation Model near the Cafe at Monticello
Repeats every week every Monday and every Tuesday and every Wednesday and every Thursday and every Friday until Fri Jun 16 2017 .
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Join Archaeologists on a 50-minute walking tour of rarely seen parts of the plantation and learn how archaeology informs our understanding of the lives of those who lived and worked at Monticello.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Monticello
9:00 am to 3:00 pm

The Field School is a six-week course in basic excavation and laboratory and analytical techniques in archaeology. 

Meets at the Plantation Model near the Cafe at Monticello
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Join Archaeologists on a 50-minute walking tour of rarely seen parts of the plantation and learn how archaeology informs our understanding of the lives of those who lived and worked at Monticello.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Meets at the Plantation Model near the Cafe at Monticello
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Join Archaeologists on a 50-minute walking tour of rarely seen parts of the plantation and learn how archaeology informs our understanding of the lives of those who lived and worked at Monticello.
Jefferson Library
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Have you ever wondered how Jefferson dressed? What he looked like? How he carried himself? Maurizio Valsania answers these questions and more.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Meets at the Plantation Model near the Cafe at Monticello
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Join Archaeologists on a 50-minute walking tour of rarely seen parts of the plantation and learn how archaeology informs our understanding of the lives of those who lived and worked at Monticello.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center
9:30 am to 11:30 am

Join Monticello's Eleanor Gould for a fun, hands-on, family-friendly cooking class. Young cooks and their favorite grownups will begin by harvesting fruits and vegetables from the Monticello gardens.

Meets at the Plantation Model near the Cafe at Monticello
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Join Archaeologists on a 50-minute walking tour of rarely seen parts of the plantation and learn how archaeology informs our understanding of the lives of those who lived and worked at Monticello.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Meets at the Plantation Model near the Cafe at Monticello
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Join Archaeologists on a 50-minute walking tour of rarely seen parts of the plantation and learn how archaeology informs our understanding of the lives of those who lived and worked at Monticello.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Meets at the Plantation Model near the Cafe at Monticello
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Join Archaeologists on a 50-minute walking tour of rarely seen parts of the plantation and learn how archaeology informs our understanding of the lives of those who lived and worked at Monticello.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Meets at the Plantation Model near the Cafe at Monticello
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Join Archaeologists on a 50-minute walking tour of rarely seen parts of the plantation and learn how archaeology informs our understanding of the lives of those who lived and worked at Monticello.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Meets at the Plantation Model near the Cafe at Monticello
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Join Archaeologists on a 50-minute walking tour of rarely seen parts of the plantation and learn how archaeology informs our understanding of the lives of those who lived and worked at Monticello.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Meets at the Plantation Model near the Cafe at Monticello
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Join Archaeologists on a 50-minute walking tour of rarely seen parts of the plantation and learn how archaeology informs our understanding of the lives of those who lived and worked at Monticello.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Meets at the Plantation Model near the Cafe at Monticello
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Join Archaeologists on a 50-minute walking tour of rarely seen parts of the plantation and learn how archaeology informs our understanding of the lives of those who lived and worked at Monticello.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Griffin Discovery Room
Repeats every month on the third Saturday until Sun Dec 31 2017 .
9:00 am to 10:00 am

Toddlers and their adult companions will love this adventure in our Griffin Discovery Room for story time, crafts, and special activities - the perfect introduction to the world of Thomas Jefferson!

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Special Event
Monticello
9:00 am to 5:00 pm

This one-week course will use the gardens and landscapes of Monticello and the University of Virginia as an outdoor classroom for the study of historic landscape preservation.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Meets at the David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center
12:00 am to 12:00 pm

Calling all curious kids! Enjoy week-long day camps featuring small groups, a spectacular setting and professional staff.

Meets at the Plantation Model near the Cafe at Monticello
Repeats every week every Monday and every Tuesday and every Wednesday and every Thursday and every Friday until Fri Jul 21 2017 except Fri Jun 23 2017.
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Join Archaeologists on a 50-minute tour of the ongoing excavations outside the South Pavilion and learn about exciting new discoveries.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Meets at the Plantation Model near the Cafe at Monticello
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Join Archaeologists on a 50-minute tour of the ongoing excavations outside the South Pavilion and learn about exciting new discoveries.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Meets at the Plantation Model near the Cafe at Monticello
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Join Archaeologists on a 50-minute tour of the ongoing excavations outside the South Pavilion and learn about exciting new discoveries.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Meets at the David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center
9:30 am to 11:30 am

Flower gardener Debbie Donley will provide the tools and inspiration for budding artists and their favorite grown-ups to discover their inner talents amid the Monticello flower gardens. 

Meets at the Plantation Model near the Cafe at Monticello
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Join Archaeologists on a 50-minute tour of the ongoing excavations outside the South Pavilion and learn about exciting new discoveries.

Monticello
6:00 pm to 7:45 pm

Tour the new restoration and see the furnishings in Jefferson’s private rooms with Diane Ehrenpreis, Monticello’s associate curator, as if you were his own guest. 

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