Experience Monticello

What's Happening

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

New Ways to Experience Monticello

Check out all the ways you can experience Monticello online or in person and see what we've been up in recent months.

Aug 9

Transatlantic Slavery Symposium

A virtual symposium co-hosted by the Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies, the Benjamin Franklin House, and the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington with the aim to bring together scholars from both sides of the Atlantic to address the lasting impact of the Transatlantic Slave Trade.

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.

Slavery at Monticello

Thomas Jefferson enslaved over six hundred people throughout his life. Learn about the men, women, and children who built Jefferson's home, planted his crops, tended his gardens, and who helped run his household and raise his children.

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.