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.

Dec 5

Virtual Wreath Workshop

Monticello’s annual Wreath Workshop -- a fan favorite now in its 34th year -- is going virtual and will be led by long-time workshop veteran, Monticello guide, and floral designer, Lou Hatch.

Dec 8

Martha Jefferson with Nicole Brown

Martha Wayles Skelton Jefferson, wife of Thomas Jefferson, is a historical figure little known in public memory. Hear her story from Mrs. Jefferson herself, as brought to life by Nicole Brown.

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.