The Hemings family remains one of the best documented enslaved families in the United States. Decades of documentary research, archaeological analysis and oral histories of Hemings descendants provide related narratives of struggle, survival, and family bonds across more than three generations.
Monticello's Hemings Family Tour is a one-hour-and-45-minute small-group interactive tour exploring both the Main House and Mulberry Row through the stories of seven members of the largest enslaved family at Monticello. Through their experiences you will explore related narratives of struggle, survival and family bonds across more than three generations.
No other home in the United States more accurately reflects the personality of its owner than Monticello, Thomas Jefferson's architectural masterpiece and beloved mountaintop home. Monticello is the only home in America recognized by the United Nations as a World Heritage Site. Guided tours of the house are offered daily throughout the year;... more