Welcome to my new series, "A Homeschooler’s Guide to Charlottesville!" We have been homeschooling in the Charlottesville area for nine years now, so I have collected a great list of field trips and activities that I would like to share with you. Each post will explore a different homeschooling treasure in the Charlottesville and Central Virginia area. These posts are meant to be used both by local families and by homeschooling families visiting Charlottesville. I would like to start the series off with an obvious favorite, Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello. If you are thinking, “Been there, done that,” I urge you to think again. There is a lot more to Monticello than the house tour. You could spend a week just doing the free and low-cost activities in and around Monticello without ever purchasing a house pass.