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Holiday Evening Tours

$55 Guests All ages
December 9-10, 16-23, and 26-30
5:15 pm, 5:30 pm, 5:45 pm and 6 pm

Join us for the rare opportunity to experience Monticello after dark, historically decorated and illuminated for the season.  Guests meet their tour guide at The Shop at Monticello and are treated to seasonal refreshments. The tour offers an intimate look at how all people who lived on the Monticello mountaintop – enslaved and free – celebrated the holidays in Jefferson's time. Journey through public and private rooms including the Monticello’s iconic Dome Room, and enjoy live musical performances in the Parlor.

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Please note: Holiday Evening Tours explore the upper floors of Monticello and guests must climb a steep and narrow staircase without assistance. Guests unable to climb the stairs can spend extra time enjoying music in Jefferson’s Hall before rejoining their group. Holiday Evening Tours are not handicapped-accessible and not recommended for children under age 6.

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Tour At A Glance:
Children must be able to climb stairs unassisted. Not recommended for children under age 6.
Around 1 hour
Partially handicap-accessible


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