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The June 16th event is free and open to the public.  The early morning, free Walk-through House Tours are sold out.

Saturday, June 16, 2018 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

On June 16, in conjunction with national Juneteenth events, Monticello will unveil exhibitions and newly restored spaces, including the opening of the South Wing and Sally Hemings exhibit. This landmark conclusion of a major restoration initiative at Monticello will also commemorate 25 years of the Getting Word oral history project. Monticello will welcome the largest reunion of descendants of Monticello’s enslaved families in modern history and host an original copy of the Emancipation Proclamation, generously loaned by David M. Rubenstein.

Activities Include:

8:30 am – 5:45 pm Preview the newly opened spaces in the South Wing

8:30 am - 9:45 am Free Walk-Through House Tours (SOLD OUT)

10:00 am – 12:30 pm Opening Public Program to include:

                Musical Performances

                Montaintop Video

                Panel Discussion

 Parking is free and available at Piedmont Virginia Community College (located at 501 College Drive, Charlottesville).  Shuttles will run continously throughout the day. Please plan on a 30 minute shuttle time. 

Event At A Glance:
All day
Indoor & Outdoor

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