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 Outdoor Station

A 20-minute introduction to slavery at Monticello held in tented area where guests can gather comfortably in physically distanced seating area. Free with admission.

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.

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.

Getting Word: African American Families of Monticello

As a result of COVID-19, we the Getting Word Oral History exhibit in Monticello's South Wing is closed. In the meantime, guests can 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.

Hemings Family Tour

As a result of COVID-19, we are currently unable to offer the Hemings Family Tour. We look forward to reintroducing this tour when public health and safety conditions make it possible.

Slavery at Monticello Tours

As a result of COVID-19, we are currently unable to offer the Slavery at Monticello Tour. We look forward to reintroducing this tour when public health and safety conditions make it possible.