Happening at Monticello

  • Archaeology Walking Tours: Hidden in Plain Site

    1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
    Archaeology,  Summer

    Join Archaeologists on a 50-minute walking tour of rarely seen parts of the plantation and learn how archaeology informs our understanding of the lives of those who lived and worked at Monticello.

  • Let's Go Cook

    Meets at Monticello's David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center
    9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
    Kids,  Farm and Garden,  Summer

    SOLD OUT - Join Monticello staff for a fun, hands-on, family-friendly cooking class. $12 Adults; $10 Children 5-9; Free Under 5

  • Slavery at Monticello Tours

    All Day

    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.

  • Gardens and Grounds Tours

    All Day

    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.

  • Evening Behind the Scenes Tour

    5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

    Enjoy the beauty and tranquility of Monticello and delight in the vistas of Jefferson’s little mountain at the end of the day.

  • Mountaintop Hands-on Activity Center

    All Day
    Tour,  Kids,  Summer

    Use a quill pen to copy famous ideas from the Declaration of Independence. Crack code with a wheel cipher. Offered seasonally. FREE with admission.