Experience Monticello

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Visiting Jefferson’s estate engages the senses, stimulates the mind and provides a rewarding experience for all ages and interests.

‘Tis the season for visiting Monticello!

Holiday Events at Monticello

From Holiday Evening Tours (a rare opportunity to experience the house after dark!) to Wreath Workshops to the Holiday Classic 5K, you’ll find plenty of ways to celebrate the holiday season with your family at Monticello.

Nov 19

Set the Holiday Table with Caspari

Bring your china and let our expert representative, Lauren Wade, help select the Caspari pattern for your perfect holiday table! Enjoy 20% off discount in the Shop, a Monticello Cider Tasting, and a Caspari door-prize drawing.

Wreath Workshops

These ever-popular workshops produce a gratifying and tangible end-product: a beautiful holiday wreath. November 29 - December 7.

Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness

Thomas Jefferson

Get to know Thomas Jefferson—author of the Declaration of Independence and the Statute of Virginia for Religious Freedom, third president of the United States, and founder of the University of Virginia.


One of the South's Best

"Thomas Jefferson’s astounding home and gardens reflect his skills as an architect and gardener, not to mention his boundless curiosity." - Southern Living Magazine

Quoting Thomas Jefferson

Real or imagined? Find a Jefferson Quote Here

Thomas Jefferson is one of the most frequently quoted (and misquoted) figures in American history. Search this extensive collection of quotes by and about Thomas Jefferson—all fully verified and cited by the editors of the Papers of Thomas Jefferson: Retirement Series.