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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Meet at the Route 53 parking area of the Saunders-Monticello Trail
10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Celebrate 2019 with the first hike of the season. 

Saturday, January 26, 2019

David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center
10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Join Gabriele Rausse, the “Father of the Virginia wine industry,” for this fun two-hour session on wine production. Learn how to make your own—from harvest through fermentation to bottling—in this participatory workshop.

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Meets at the David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center
10:00 am to 12:00 pm

In honor of Black History Month, join Monticello archaeologists in the Archaeology Lab to discover how the enslaved community lived at Monticello.

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Monticello's Tufton Farm
10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Skill at grafting is the true mark of gardening expertise, but it’s also easy to learn and fun to do.

Saturday, March 23, 2019

David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center
10:00 am to 12:00 pm

“Father of Virginia Wine” Gabriele Rausse will lead this two-hour workshop in the Monticello vineyards.

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Route 53 parking area of the Saunders-Monticello Trail
9:15 am to 11:30 am

Join us for this informal ramble along one of the park’s many rustic woodland paths to learn about the natural history of the area and enjoy the season’s natural beauty.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Meets at David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center
9:00 am to 12:00 pm

This three-hour, five-mile hike through the woodlands of Monticello to the Rivanna River is a perennial favorite of hikers and native plant enthusiasts alike. Offered on April 11 13 and 25.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Meets at the David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center
9:00 am to 12:00 pm

This three-hour, five-mile hike through the woodlands of Monticello to the Rivanna River is a perennial favorite of hikers and native plant enthusiasts alike. Offered on April 4, 13 and 25.

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Meets at the David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center
9:00 am to 12:00 pm

This three-hour, five-mile hike through the woodlands of Monticello to the Rivanna River is a perennial favorite of hikers and native plant enthusiasts alike. Offered on April 4, 11 and 25.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Meets at the David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center
9:00 am to 12:00 pm

This three-hour, five-mile hike through the woodlands of Monticello to the Rivanna River is a perennial favorite of hikers and native plant enthusiasts alike. Offered on April 4, 11 and 13.

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Special Event
Monticello
9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Make Monticello a part of your visit when more than 250 of Virginia’s most beautiful gardens, homes, and historic landmarks celebrate Historic Garden Week in Virginia.

Special Event
Monticello's Tufton Farm
10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Celebrate Jefferson's botanical legacy with a visit to Monticello’s nursery. Explore an inspiring display of historic plants in our preservation gardens, then find your favorites and more for sale in our nursery.

Monday, April 29, 2019

Special Event
Milstein Theater at Monticello's David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Join Lee Buttala as he shares tips along with glorious photos of some of our oldest and most interesting, plants, flowers and crops.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Meets at the David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center at Monticello
10:00 am to 11:30 am

Discover great gardening ideas from Jefferson’s kitchen garden during this Q&A walk with Monticello vegetable gardener Pat Brodowski.

Meets at the David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Join Monticello flower gardener Debbie Donley for an in-depth insider’s tour of Jefferson’s flower gardens.

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Special Event
Monticello's Tufton Farm
10:00 am to 2:00 pm

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

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Meetss at 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, July 13, 2019

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

Join vintner Gabriele Rausse for this 2-hour session on wine production from harvest through fermentation to bottling.

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Meets at Monticello's David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center
9:30 am to 11:00 am

An in-depth tour and discussion of Jefferson’s “precious refreshments” in the Monticello orchard—including peaches, apples, pears, cherries, grapes, figs and more.

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Woodland Pavilion, David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center at Monticello
10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Archaeologists-in-training will dig in a mock outdoor excavation.

Thursday, August 8, 2019

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

Join Monticello staff for a fun, hands-on, family-friendly cooking class.

Saturday, August 10, 2019

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

Enjoy the harvests of summer, which Thomas Jefferson referred to as "precious refreshment."

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Meets at the David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center at Monticello
9:30 am to 11:00 am

Discover great gardening ideas from Jefferson’s kitchen garden during this Q&A walk with Monticello vegetable gardener Pat Brodowski.

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Route 53 parking area of the Saunders-Monticello Trail.
9:15 am to 11:30 am

Join us for this informal ramble along one of the park’s many rustic woodland paths to learn about the natural history of the area and enjoy the season’s natural beauty.

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Outside the Woodland Pavilion at David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center
10:30 am to 2:30 pm

This 30-minute interactive exhibit will introduce children to archaeology, and how we know what we know about the lives of the enslaved and free people living and working at Monticello.

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Monticello's Tufton Farm
9:30 am to 11:00 am

Taste, savor, and rate a variety of apples.

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Meets at the David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center
10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Join Monticello's fruit gardener in the South Orchard for this two-hour workshop and learn the proper pruning techniques for apples.

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