Monticello's Gatehouse: The Place, the People, the Stories

Niya Bates, Historian of Slavery and African American Life at Monticello, will share the stories and history of some of the many African Americans who lived and worked at Monticello's Gatehouse. Eliza Coleman lived here, Stanley Ferguson was a gatekeeper, and Willis Henderson was a guide at Monticello.

  • 931 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy
  • Charlottesville, VA 22902

Region: Monticello Area

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