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Learn more about the lives of the enslaved at Monticello

Gillette Family Garden

Learn about the crops that the enslaved Gillette Family and others at Monticello planted, ate, and sometimes sold to Thomas Jefferson and his family. Visit the garden outside or read our garden blog.

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NMAAHC Groundbreaking Ceremony

Watch the video, see pictures and read about the ceremony.

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NMAAHC and Monticello Present

Slavery at Jefferson's Monticello

January 27 - October 14, 2012

NMAAHC Gallery at American History

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Visiting the Gallery

Our gallery at the National Museum of American History is open seven days a week from 10am to 5:30pm, everyday except December 25.

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