Exploring Enslaved Life at Monticello

Thomas Jefferson, the third President of the United States, enslaved approximately 607 men, women, and children throughout the course of his life. About 400 people were enslaved at his plantation and home Monticello; the other 200 people were held in bondage on Jefferson’s other properties. At any given time, around 130 people were enslaved at Monticello. Using the resources below, explore enslaved life at Monticello. The entire resource kit takes between 45 - 60 minutes to complete. Additional resources are included in some activities for further investigation. For more information or to offer feedback, please email digital.learning@monticello.org