The American Declaration of Independence was principally crafted by one of the most celebrated and complicated people in history. Learn about Thomas Jefferson’s pursuit of happiness through architecture, botany, philosophy, and family. Hear the stories of the free and enslaved people who lived at Monticello in a tour of the main house.
Your Day Pass lets you discover more of Monticello as you learn about one of the most studied and documented slave plantations in the world. Visit the grounds, gardens, recreated and original dwellings and slave quarters, and experience the stories of those whose labor created this profound place.