Happening at Monticello

  • Archaeology Plantation Walking Tour

    David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center
    1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
    Archaeology,  Education

    Join archaeologists on a walking tour to hidden parts of the plantation and learn how archaeology informs our understanding of the lives of those who lived and worked at Monticello.

  • Slavery at Monticello Tours

    Monticello
    All Day
    Tour

    These daily guided outdoor tours focus on the experiences of the enslaved people who lived and labored on the Monticello plantation. Included in the price of admission during regularly scheduled hours.

  • Monticello Self-Guided Tours

    Monticello
    2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Tour

    Our most popular tour, now with enhanced safety measures and a redesigned, family-friendly experience.

  • Gardens and Grounds Tours

    Monticello
    All Day
    Tour

    These walking tours of Monticello’s restored flower and vegetable gardens, grove and orchards highlight Jefferson’s deep and long-standing interest in horticulture. FREE with admission. Hours vary by season.

  • Family Friendly Tour

    Monticello
    9:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.
    Tour

    Clock weights that go into the floor, Mastodon bones, double-acting doors...there are lots of things at Monticello that kids find fascinating. These special guided 45-minute tours are specially designed for families with children ages 5 to 11. Offered seasonally multiple times each day.

  • Family Friendly Tour

    Monticello
    9:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.
    Tour

    Clock weights that go into the floor, Mastodon bones, double-acting doors...there are lots of things at Monticello that kids find fascinating. These special guided 45-minute tours are specially designed for families with children ages 5 to 11. Offered seasonally multiple times each day.