Monticello guests can meet Thomas Jefferson (as portrayed by veteran historical actor-interpreter Bill Barker) in person, Tuesday through Saturday during regularly scheduled programming.*
Widely recognized as the foremost interpreter of our nation's third President, Barker appears as Jefferson in regularly-scheduled programming, meeting with guests, answering questions, and bringing a deep and nuanced portrayal of the man who wrote "all men are created" and helped found the United States of America.
Typical Tuesday-Saturday Appearance Schedule*
11:30 a.m. - West Lawn, near the Fish Pond
12:30 - 2:30 p.m. - Roving encounters with guests
1 p.m. - Milstein Theater at Monticello's David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center
3 p.m. - Milstein Theater at Monticello's David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center
4:30 p.m. - West Lawn, near the Fish Pond
*Locations and times will change throughout the year. To confirm appearances and schedule for a particular day, please call the Monticello Ticket Office at (434) 984-9800 or inquire when you arrive.
- Announcement: Veteran Thomas Jefferson Interpreter Bill Barker Joins Monticello - April 30, 2019