Happening at Monticello

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  • 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.

  • Meet Thomas Jefferson

    Monticello
    All Day
    Tour

    Guests can meet Thomas Jefferson (as portrayed by veteran historical actor-interpreter Bill Barker) in person, Tuesday through Saturday during regularly scheduled hours.

  • From Slavery to Freedom Tour

    Monticello
    9:10 a.m. to 11:45 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."

  • Highlights Tour

    Monticello
    9:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
    Tour

    This 45-minute guided experience includes first floor spaces in Thomas Jefferson’s home, the West Lawn, and the South Wing. You’ll learn about Jefferson and his vision for America, the realities of slavery on the Monticello plantation, and the mountaintop’s iconic architecture. This popular pass includes access to our gardens, grounds, walking tours, family-friendly activities, and exhibits.

  • Daily Monticello Tours

    Monticello
    All Day
    Tour

    A variety of tours of the house and grounds are available each day, including guided and self-guided options. Most tours are time-specific; find a time and tour that are right for you and reserve your spot today.

  • 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.

  • Meet Thomas Jefferson

    Monticello
    All Day
    Tour

    Guests can meet Thomas Jefferson (as portrayed by veteran historical actor-interpreter Bill Barker) in person, Tuesday through Saturday during regularly scheduled hours.

  • Daily Monticello Tours

    Monticello
    All Day
    Tour

    A variety of tours of the house and grounds are available each day, including guided and self-guided options. Most tours are time-specific; find a time and tour that are right for you and reserve your spot today.

  • From Slavery to Freedom Tour

    Monticello
    9:10 a.m. to 11:45 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."