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All Tours

Daily, year-round

Spend a day on the beautiful grounds of Monticello and get an intimate look at Thomas Jefferson.

$25AdultsMar - Oct
$20AdultsNov - Feb
$8 Children 5—11 Year round (under 5 are free)

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Have you always wanted to go upstairs at Monticello? Now you can.

Sundays and Tuesdays, June - October

See Monticello through the lens of the Hemings Family, the best documented enslaved family in the United States.

$27 Per person
Wednesdays and Saturdays, May 6 - October 17 (no tours 7/4 or 9/12)

A two-hour, experiential tour of Thomas Jefferson’s vegetable and fruit gardens with participatory gardening activities.

$55 Per Guest

*price includes House Tour

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December 11, 12, 18-23, and 26-30

Experience Monticello after dark and get an intimate look at how the holidays were celebrated in Jefferson’s time.

$55 Guests All ages
First three weekends in October, Columbus Day, and Dec. 26-30; daily, early June - early September

Designed for families with children ages 5 to 11.

$25AdultsMar - Oct
$20AdultsNov - Feb
$8 Children 5—11 Year round (under 5 are free)

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Find out how the Monticello plantation operated and about the lives of individual slaves.


*Included with any Day Pass.

Daily, April – Oct 31

Explore Jefferson's lifelong interest in gardening, botany, and agriculture while enjoying the beauty and variety of Monticello's grounds.


*Included with any Day Pass.

Offered year round

Enjoy an intimate group setting and explore Jefferson’s mountaintop home during your own personalized tour.

$600 Up to 4 guests
$150 Each additional guest (8-person maximum)

Not available for online purchase. Call 434-984-9884.

Tickets for Upcoming Events

Saturday, October 10, 2015 - 9:30am to 11:30am

Monticello Curator of Plants, Peggy Cornett, will lead this two-hour trek through the forests of Monticello.

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Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

This evening trek is an exclusive thank you for friends of the Trail at Monticello

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An Exclusive Thank You Event for Friends of the Trail

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Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Learn about current restoration projects with Gardiner Hallock, Monticello’s Architectural Historian. Sites include the Weavers Cottage, the Dependencies and Jefferson’s bedroom

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$55 per person
More for Planning Your Visit

Independence Pass
Visit Monticello, including the recently opened David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center and Smith Education Center, as often as you'd like with this annual pass.

Monticello Neighborhood Pass
A discount combination adult ticket to tour Monticello, Ash Lawn-Highland, and Michie Tavern's Tavern Museum.

School Fieldtrips
There are three great ways for schoolkids to see Monticello.

Note: Tickets are required to visit Monticello's grounds and the exhibitions and film in the David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center.


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