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Fall at Monticello

View the varied and rich colors of Fall at Monticello while enjoying some of the best programs we have to offer. Check out our Calendar of Events for one-of-a-kind workshops, tastings, and walks. And don't forget to check out the Trail at Monticello for spectacular views and beautiful colors.

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2018 Fall Events

Archaeology Open House and Kids Interactive Dig
Saturday, October 20, 2018, 10am to 4 pm
Woodland Pavilion, David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center
Help celebrate Virginia Archaeology Month as Monticello’s Archaeology Department hosts its annual open house with exhibits and walking tours. MORE »

Let's Go Cook Chocolate
Saturday, October 27, 2018, 9:30am - 11:30am
David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center at Monticello
Take a delicious journey back in time and around the globe to discover the story of chocolate. MORE »

Botanical Painting & Sketching With Lara Call Gastinger
Saturday, November 3, 2018, 9:30am - 3:30pm
David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center at Monticello
This exclusive one-day painting workshop features watercolor instruction by Lara Call Gastinger, a renowned botanical artist and illustrator of the flora of Virginia. MORE »

Virginia Cider and Apple Tasting
Saturday, November 10, 2018, 10am - noon
David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center at Monticello
Taste, savor, and rate a variety of apples and locally-made, Virginia ciders. MORE »

VIP Evening of Shopping
Sunday, November 11, 6pm-8pm
Kick start your holiday shopping at the Shop at Monticello. Join us for this exclusive evening of shopping and receive 20% off your purchase.

Hamilton vs. Jefferson: “History Has its Eyes on You”
Saturday, November 17, 2018, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center at Monticello
Join us for a lively debate between historians, colleagues and friends Joanne Freeman, Annette Gordon-Reed, Barbara Oberg and Peter Onuf. Book signing follows the talk. MORE »

Wreath Workshops
November 23, 24, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30 and December 1, 2, 3
These ever-popular workshops, in their 32nd year, produce a gratifying and tangible end product: a beautiful holiday wreath.

Holiday Open House
Sunday, November 25, 9am-4:30pm
Celebrate the beginning of the holiday season at Monticello’s Fourth Annual Holiday Open House. Be among the first to see Monticello decorated for the holidays as you stroll through the first floor of the house at your own pace. Discover unique holiday gifts at The Shop at Monticello.  FREE!

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