Monticello is committed to sharing an honest, inclusive history. Whether you’re visiting in person or online, use these resources to learn more about Monticello and the men, women, and children who lived and labored on this plantation.

Slavery at Monticello Tours

These guided outdoor walking tours focus on the experiences of the enslaved people who lived and labored on the Monticello plantation. Included in the price of admission.

From Slavery to Freedom Tour

This 2.5 hour, guided, small-group, interactive tour explores Monticello through the perspectives of enslaved people who labored on the plantation. Similar tour previously titled the "Hemings Family Tour."

Slavery at Monticello Mobile Guide

Our mobile guide, Slavery at Monticello: Life and Work on Mulberry Row, now works in your browsers, phone or desktop! Explore before, during and after your visit.

The Life of Sally Hemings exhibit

NOTE: Due to enhanced safety measures, this exhibit has moved to our visitor center. Guests can also access this online version, both on site and off.

Self-guided Tours and Interpretive Signs

Interpretive signs help guests explorer Monticello, its operation as a plantation, and the lives of its free and enslaved inhabitants. QR codes allow smartphones and tablets to unlock further in-depth information, images, graphics, and videos.

Getting Word: African American Families of Monticello

The Getting Word Oral History Project exhibit in Monticello's South Wing is open to visitors. Visit the accompanying website that shares the history of slavery at Monticello -- and the American struggle for equality and freedom -- through the stories of its survivors and their families.