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Family Friendly Tour and Day Pass

$25AdultsMar - Oct
$20AdultsNov - Feb
$9 Children 5—11 Year round (under 5 are free)

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March 19 - April 3, early June - early September and weekends in October
Several times throughout the day

These special guided 40-minute tours of Thomas Jefferson's house are designed especially for families with children ages 5 to 11. Featuring hands-on opportunities, these tours provide a glimpse of life at Monticello and highlight Jefferson’s accomplishments and wide-ranging interests.

Included in the Family Friendly Day Pass:

Guided Tours

State of the Art Visitor Center

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Tour At A Glance:
Around 30 minutes
Maximum 20 people
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We went on a family tour with 7 grandchildren ages 8-16. Everyone of them enjoyed the interaction with the docent. She engaged the kids, kept their interest with interesting details, asked them questions, and gave them a chance to really look around and imagine themselves in the situation of the time. It was an excellsnt tour. I can't remember her name but would like to thank her again for a wonderfulk educational experience for all. We visited on the afternoon of July 27, 2011. Thanks again to Monticello.

Phyllis Hyatt


lmarshall's picture
Speaking as a tour guide at Monticello, these Family Friendly Tours are so much fun. I have had multi-generations on tours! I still can’t decide if the kids like it best or their parents or their grandparents! This is a very interactive tour packed with information for kids and for adults. There is something for everyone! The kids leave with a memento of their visit to Monticello. The adults leave with a very, very, sweet family memory…priceless!
Liz Marshall
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I couldn't agree more with Liz's comment below. We hear time and again what a wonderful experience families have on these tours.
Linnea Grim
MirandaH's picture
We did this tour yesterday with Margaret. She was great! Kids had a great experience, which is impressive when you can slow 4 and 8 year old boys down long enough to learn. Mom & Dad had fun and learned something too!
MirandaH (not verified)
Martha EF's picture
On what must have been one of the hottest days of the summer, my family group toured with Marie yesterday. Our 4-yr-old was captivated by her presentation and our 2-yr-old even started listening before the tour was finished. Three generations of our family (including a visiting great-aunt & uncle) came away feeling that both our time and money had been well spent. Great job! We all left a little damp from perspiration but the smiles were even warmer than the weather. Thank you.
Martha EF


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