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Daily, year-round

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

$25AdultsMar - Oct
$16 Children 12—18 May 25 - Sep. 7
$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.

Every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, from May 6 through September 4, excluding July 2 and 3

Enjoy the beauty and tranquility of Monticello and delight in the vistas of Jefferson’s little mountain at the end of the day.

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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June 6 - September 7. Also, first three weekends in October, Columbus Day, and Dec. 26-30

Designed for families with children ages 5 to 11.

$25AdultsMar - Oct
$16 Children 12—18 May 25 - Sep. 7
$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, May 23, 2015 - 9:30am to 11:30am

Focusing on herbs Jefferson documented in his Garden Book and letters, Lily Fox-Bruguiere will lead a tour of the useful herbs in the Monticello gardens.  Participants will make their own calendula salve for healing minor cuts, burns, and bug bites.

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Saturday, May 30, 2015 - 5:45am to 7:30am

An early morning trek with light breakfast for participants in the Monticello Trailblazers program beginning at the Visitor Center and ending atop Montalto.

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Special to Monticello Trailblazers


Saturday, May 30, 2015 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

Savor the sights and scents of antique roses in peak bloom while tasting local wines.

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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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