June 22, 2023 (thursday)
Home of the author of the Declaration of Independence. A World Heritage Site, historic house and plantation, museum, research institute, presidential library, and private, non-profit organization. This exclusive pass takes you behind the scenes: through the first floor of Monticello and up the narrow staircase to explore the private quarters on the second and third floors, including the iconic Dome Room. Along the way, you will see unique architectural features and visit newly restored spaces that reveal the complexities of family life at Monticello. Learn about the Jefferson, Hemings, and Randolph family, as well as other free and enslaved people who lived and labored in the house. The Behind-the-Scenes tour provides a fuller picture of life at Monticello, and a better understanding of the complex world surrounding the man who authored the Declaration of Independence.
Drive from Monticello, VA to Washington DC
Drive to Washington D.C. Bus time will be used to share presentations, content lectures and pedagogical activities.
Washington After Hours
We will be staying in the heart of downtown Washington, DC. The hotel is within walking distance of the city’s famous landmarks, the White House, Capitol, and Washington Monument. Dinner will be on your own
Optional Night Tour "The Mall"
Participants may wish to take an optional night tour of the monuments on the mall.