Day Trip to Monticello, Fall 2023 SOLD OUT

Join Politics & Prose on a day trip out to Monticello and we participate in the "From Slavery to Freedom Tour."

Sunday, October 1st from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Formally known as the "Hemings Family Tour," this 2.5 hour interactive tour has a specific focus on slavery at Monticello and its legacies. The tour begins on the mountaintop, with a private exploration of the first floor of the house, surrounding grounds, and Mulberry Row through the perspectives of enslaved people who labored on the plantation. Guests on the tour are encouraged to share their own experiences and perspectives along the way. Warning: There is a fair amount of walking on this tour.

Afterwards, we’ll visit the Burial Ground for Enslaved People, and participate in a facilitated dialogue on race and the role of slavery in the United States.

Lunches can be purchased at the cafe. If you have any questions or want more information, please see their website HERE or email

This trip will happen rain or shine.

Itinerary: Sunday, October 1st

Light breakfast at P&P: 8:00am

Departure for Monticello: 8:15am

Return to P&P around 6:00pm

What's included:

Light breakfast with Bagels and Coffee

Bus Ride on a comfortable luxury bus

Tickets to all planned tours

Guides and facilitated discussion


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