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Monticello Holiday Evening Tours

Dec 9, 2011 - Dec 22, 2011 5:45pm and 6:00pm

Thomas Jefferson's Monticello
These small-group house tours, which include the Dome Room, offer visitors an intimate look at how the holidays were celebrated in Jefferson's time, plus the rare opportunity to experience Monticello after dark. Tours begin at 5:45 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. on each date. $45; reserved tickets are required.
Please note: Holiday Evening Tours are not recommended for children under age 6. Portions of this tour are not handicapped-accessible.

17th Annual Artisan Studio Tour

Nov 12, 2011 10am - 5pm both days

Nov 13, 2011 10am - 5pm both days

Charlottesville, Albemarle and Surrounding Counties
Tour Central Virginia this fall to see some of the area’s finest handmade craft professionals at work in their studios. Over 30 artisans in 19 studios will be opening their doors during this weekend-long event to demonstrate their work. See pottery, jewelry, textiles, furniture, and other finished craft pieces. See the work in process, and get a detailed look at the lives of these local artisans.

Gary Dalton, Tour Director

"Meet Yer Eats" Farm Tour

Sep 5, 2011 10am - 4pm

19 farms in the surrounding Charlottesville area
Join us on Labor Day, Monday September 5th from 10am-4pm to explore some of your favorite growers from the Charlottesville City Market. When you purchase a pass for the Meet Yer Eats Farm Tour, you pick the farms you want to visit - at your own pace. Fruits, vegetables, and artisan meats and cheeses will also be available for purchase. The Farm Tour is a true family and friend experience you won’t want to miss!

Kathy Kildea, 434-531-3957

UVA Graduate Class Dining & Tour

May 21, 2011 6pm - 8:30pm

Thomas Jefferson Visitor Center
UVA graduate students, family and friends are invited to a rare opportunity to experience Monticello after hours, enjoy live music and stroll the gardens at sunset during the peak of the spring season. Guests will be able to see four new interactive exhibitions, view Monticello’s new introductory film and take advantage of a private shopping opportunity at the Thomas Jefferson Visitor Center Museum Shop. The reception includes heavy hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar featuring Virginia wines and Monticello Reserve Ale.

Tickets are $65. Reservations are required. Purchase tickets online at

Ticket Office: 434-984-9822

Rivanna River Sojourn

Apr 16, 2011 8:30am - 5pm

Rivanna River, Palmyra, VA
Professionally guided, family friendly paddle along the beautiful Rivanna River.

Robbi Savage, RCS
434 977 4837