As summer fades, autumn's beauty emanates from the changing hues of a tree's leaves and the gradual reddening of a football coach's face. Revel in the colors of the season with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $15 for Heritage Harvest Festival admission for two (up to a $30 value)
- $30 for Heritage Harvest Festival admission for four (up to a $60 value)
The Heritage Harvest Festival at Monticello will take place on the West Lawn of Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello on September 7 from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. General-admission passes grant participation in a variety of activities including heirloom-vegetable and fruit tastings, chef demonstrations, and family activities at the master gardeners' Roots and Shoots Tent. Along with a seed swap, dozens of workshops share a variety of gardening and cooking techniques from garden art to small farming. This Groupon is valid only for admission to the Heritage Harvest Festival, customers wishing to schedule a house tour will need to contact Monticello Reservations at (434) 984-9800.
Thomas Jefferson's Monticello
Thomas Jefferson's home, Monticello, evolved with him as he followed his storied career path, from author of the Declaration of Independence to third president of the United States. The home's evolution was quite literal: Jefferson had it constantly redesigned and rebuilt over the course of more than four decades. Today, the neoclassical mansion and its lush gardens, situated on 2,500 acres of Jefferson's plantation, remain perfectly preserved and open to the public. As they tour the premises, visitors learn about Jefferson's role in history, from his early days in Virginia's government to his key role in the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Along the way, they pick up fun historical factoids, too, such as Jefferson's preferred dinnertime—3 p.m.