Explore Monticello, home of noted statesman, Declaration of Independence author and president of the United States, Thomas Jefferson. Tours of varying lengths are available that explore the house and grounds and delve into specific topics, such as Jefferson’s contributions to society and architecture, as well as his children and daily life at Monticello. Visit Monticello’s historic gardens, cellars, workrooms, and storage areas attached to and below the house. Exhibitions such as Crossroads explore the history of slavery at Monticello with life-sized figures, interactive models, and recovered artifacts. More hands-on activities are available that allow students and scouts to write on a polygraph machine, learn to weave, try on replicas of 18th-century clothes, and more.

Contact Info
Address: 931 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy, Charlottesville, VA 22902. Albemarle County. Tel: 434-984-9880. Email: education@monticello.orgWebsite: www.monticello.orgHrs: Daily 8:30AM-6PM.

Trip Info
Grade Level: K-12th Activity Type: Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 3-4 hours. Cost: Fee.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Social Studies, Citizenship

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Historic Site Lesson Plan

While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, such as Philadelphia’s Independence Hall or Washington D.C.’s National Mall, consider reasons for preserving them. They are historically significant and can be visited, toured, and admired. Students learn about the historical relevance of specific historical sites and the importance of preserving these sites.... Continue