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Celebrate the beginning of the holiday season at Monticello’s FREE Annual Holiday Open House. Be among the first to see Monticello decorated for the holidays as you stroll through the first floor at your own pace. Discover unique holiday gifts at the Shop at Monticello, which will be offering...
Discover the genius of Jefferson as a family this summer at Monticello! Introducing Special Family Savings for the Monticello Day Pass (or Family Friendly Tour ) for summer 2016. Save 36% on admission for teenagers 12-18, from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Advance purchase is required. Included in the...
The growing season for 2017 has ended. We look forward to a new season in early 2018. In the meantime, you can check out how previous months looked using the form below. And don't forget to visit the Outdoor and Garden section of The Shop at Monticello!
Jefferson and the Early Diplomatic Corps The recent controversy over release of U.S. diplomatic cables via Wikileaks got us thinking about how Jefferson, the U.S.'s first Secretary of State under the Constitution, and his successors communicated with their ambassadors and consuls abroad. Luckily,...
John H. Cocke's Account of the Central College Corner Stone Laying Following the chartering of Central College early in 1816, the purchase the next summer of land just west of Charlottesville, and an ongoing subscription campaign to raise funds for the educational institution, construction began in...
The Department of Archaeology is dedicated to studying and preserving Monticello's archaeological record, and to deciphering its meaning through comparative research. Historical topics of special focus in the Department's fieldwork include landscape history and slavery, both at Monticello and in...
Monticello is the autobiographical masterpiece of Thomas Jefferson—designed and redesigned and built and rebuilt for more than forty years—and its gardens were a botanic showpiece, a source of food, and an experimental laboratory of ornamental and useful plants from around the world. House FAQ...

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