Attractions & Museums Monticello in Spring Glory From the moment you glimpse the iconic pillars of Monticello’s West Portico, you know you are in the presence of a visionary mind. The author of the Declaration of the Independence, Thomas Jefferson, dedicated his life to serving our country at its founding as the third U.S. president, governor of Virginia and Secretary of State, among other roles. Jefferson was also an architect, scholar, musician, inventor and agriculturalist. Like the Taj Mahal and the Tower of Photo Credit: Thomas Jefferson Foundation/Monticello London, Monticello is a World Heritage Site, known internationally as a cherished piece of human history and of great universal value.
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If you’re looking for a spring experience, visit Monticello for the Spring Wildflower Walk on April 1, 6, 8 & 20. This hike through the woodlands of Monticello to the Rivanna River is a perennial favorite of hikers and native plant enthusiasts alike. Enjoy the botanical treasures of early spring: trout lilies, Virginia blue bells, spring beauties and more. History buffs can visit on April 13 to celebrate the anniversary of Thomas Jefferson’s birth. And the highlight of the spring season is Historic Garden Week, with special events at Monticello on April 24, 25 and 29. Enjoy Monticello with young ones with the Family Friendly Tour and Day Pass. Featuring hands-on opportunities, these tours provide a glimpse of life at Monticello designed especially for children ages 5-11. Explore Jefferson’s lifelong interest in gardening, botany, and agriculture while enjoying the beauty and variety of Monticello’s grounds on the Grounds and Garden Tour. For other tours, to schedule yours or to discover other events visit monticello.org.
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