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Tips for Your Visit

Plan to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your house tour reservation, if you buy tickets in advance onlineIt takes approximately 30 minutes to collect tickets and ride the Monticello shuttle bus from the ticketing area to the house itself. Because Monticello uses timed ticketing to expedite the house tour process, you face a significant delay if you miss your tour time. Leave time to see the film and exhibits at the Thomas Jefferson Visitor Center and Smith Education Center.

Tips for Your Visit

Plan to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your house tour reservation, if you buy tickets in advance onlineIt takes approximately 30 minutes to collect tickets and ride the Monticello shuttle bus from the ticketing area to the house itself. Because Monticello uses timed ticketing to expedite the house tour process, you face a significant delay if you miss your tour time. Leave time to see the film and exhibits at the Thomas Jefferson Visitor Center and Smith Education Center.

Let’s Go on a Butterflies and Bugs Blitz

In this two-hour, family-friendly adventure led by Devin Floyd, explorers will hunt for butterflies and bugs in forest and field. Young naturalists and their favorite grown-ups will study, identify, and document species using record-keeping tools such as journaling, photography, and sketching, which can be shared in hard copy and online.

Family Friendly Tour and Day Pass

These special guided 40-minute tours of Thomas Jefferson's house are designed especially for families with children ages 5 to 11. Featuring hands-on opportunities, these tours provide a glimpse of life at Monticello and highlight Jefferson’s accomplishments and wide-ranging interests.

Mountaintop Hands-on Activity Center

Write with a quill pen, play 18th century games, look through a camera obscura, build models and enjoy many more funhands-on activities designed for  families with children of all ages. 2014 Schedule Open 10 – 5pm on the following dates: