The David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center and Smith Education Center serves as the 21st-century gateway to Jefferson's timeless Monticello, with multiple components that transform the visitor experience by preparing guests for their trips to the historic mountaintop through dynamic content presenting fresh perspectives on Monticello and the enduring significance of Jefferson's life and ideas.

Beginning May 28, fully vaccinated guests are no longer required to wear facial coverings when outdoors at Monticello. All guests age 5 and up must continue to wear a face covering when indoors, and when on shuttle buses. Please check back for updates, and check out our Visiting FAQs »

Thomas Jefferson's World Film

This 15-minute visually rich introductory film explores Jefferson's ideas and accomplishments, especially his core concepts about liberty, and highlights Monticello's central importance to his life and work.

Monticello as Experiment: 'To Try All Things'

Explore Jefferson's ideas on improving various aspects of life at the Monticello house and plantation through the application of social, intellectual, economic, and technological advances.through the application of social, intellectual, economic, and technological advances.

The Life of Sally Hemings

A video version the Life of Sally Hemings exhibit will be available in the Robert H. and Clarice Smith Gallery while access to the South Wing of Monticello remains limited. Click the link to above to see the video in online companion to the exhibit.