Happening at Monticello

  • Historic Landscape Institute

    Monticello
    All Day
    Farm and Garden

    For a week in June, the gardens and grounds of Monticello and the University of Virginia will serve as the setting for a unique educational experience in the theory and practice of historic landscape preservation.

  • Monticello Summer Adventures Camp

    Monticello
    8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
    Kids,  Summer

    Have a ton of fun discovering the past as you play games, solve puzzles, create crafts, explore the gardens, and assist archaeologists! Available in three one-week sessions in June and July.

  • Exhibition - The Declaration of Independence

    Robert H. and Clarice Smith Gallery at the David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center
    All Day
    Tour

    Visit our newest exhibition and learn more about the document that started it all. See a rare engraving of the Declaration of Independence, test your knowledge about America's history, and learn more about the impact of the Declaration around the world.

  • Slavery at Monticello Tours

    Monticello
    All Day
    Tour

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

  • Daily Tours

    All Day
    Tour

    We offer a variety of daily tours and experiences at Monticello. Find a tour that suits your interests!

  • Family Friendly Tour

    Monticello
    12:00 a.m. to 11:59 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.

  • From Slavery to Freedom Tour

    Monticello
    9:05 a.m. to 11:35 a.m.
    Tour

    This 2.5 hour, guided, small-group, interactive tour explores Monticello through the perspectives of enslaved people who labored on the plantation. Similar tour previously titled the "Hemings Family Tour."

  • Plantation Archaeology Walking Tour

    Meets at Monticello's David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center
    2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
    Archaeology,  Tour

    Join Monticello staff for a 90-minute walking tour into the woodlands to explore how we use archaeology to better understand the plantation and the lives of those who lived and labored here.