Thomas Jefferson's Monticello

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Monticello, Thomas Jefferson’s plantation near Charlottesville, Va., was the center of his world. At Monticello, you will learn about Thomas Jefferson and his ideas that helped shape a nation, Monticello as an architectural icon and the stories of the free and enslaved people who lived and labored on this plantation.

Monticello is owned and operated by the Thomas Jefferson Foundation, a private nonprofit corporation and was opened as a public attraction in 1924. Since then, the Foundation has instituted numerous research and educational programs and major restoration and renovation projects, and Monticello has attracted more than 27 million people.

Today, the Thomas Jefferson Foundation remains committed to a twofold mission:

  • preservation -- to conserve, protect, and maintain Monticello in a manner which leaves it enhanced and unimpaired for future generations -- and

  • education -- to interpret and present Thomas Jefferson to the widest possible audiences, including scholars and the general public.

Monticello is a National Historic Landmark and the only house in the United States designated a UNESCO World Heritage site.

From digital learning experiences with Monticello educators to onsite professional development opportunities, we offer a variety of programming for teachers and students at Monticello.

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Programs by Thomas Jefferson's Monticello

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Archaeology at Monticello: A Digital Learning Experience

Dig in to the past with Monticello’s Archaeologists! Students will learn about how archaeologists use artifacts and the material clues left behind in the ground to understand the lives of past people. They will hear directly from Monticello’s...


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Digital Learning Experience with Monticello

On this 45-minute FREE digital learning experience, students will work with a Monticello guide to examine different sources like documents, images, videos, and our 360° virtual tour to explore the history of Monticello. Learn about Thomas...


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Live Virtual Tour of Monticello

On this hour-long virtual tour, a Monticello guide will lead your students in real-time through the first floor of Thomas Jefferson’s mountaintop home. Learn about Thomas Jefferson and his ideas that helped shape a nation, Monticello as an...


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Digital Learning
P.O. Box 316
Charlottesville VA 22902
United States

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The programs of Thomas Jefferson's Monticello cover:

Health/Physical Education
Language Arts/English
Problem Based Learning
Problem Solving
Social Studies/History