Join us for a Day Trip to Monticello!
Monticello is the autobiographical masterpiece of Thomas Jefferson—designed and redesigned and built and rebuilt for more than forty years. Its gardens were a botanic showpiece, a source of food, and an experimental laboratory of ornamental and useful plants from around the world.
Monticello sits atop a lofty hill in Albemarle County, Virginia, not far from the birthplace of Thomas Jefferson, its creator and most prominent resident, who spent more than four decades designing, dismantling and reimagining the estate he called his “essay in architecture.” A UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987, the property is considered a national treasure not only for its beauty and historical significance but also for what it reveals about the third U.S. president, a complex and controversial figure whose political philosophy fundamentally shaped the nation. As Franklin D. Roosevelt once wrote, “More than any historic home in America, Monticello speaks to me as an expression of the personality of its builder.”
- Type of Trip: Bus Trip (Leave at 7:30 AM and return at 5 PM from United Baptist Church, 7100 Columbia Pike, Annandale VA 22003
- Cost: $70.00 per person (includes transportation and tour)
- Date: Thursday – April 30th, 2020
- Note: There will be A LOT of walking on this tour. Please wear comfortable shoes.
After the tour, it is lunch on your own at Michie Tavern (Colonial). Trips must be paid two weeks in advance so that we can finalize our plans. RSVP as soon as possible so we can coordinate a memorable trip for you, preferably by April 16th.
For more information, call SCAS at 703-941-1419.
Please make your check out to SCAS and send to SCAS, 7610 Newcastle Drive, Annandale, VA 22003. Please sign up by April 16thth.