Submit a program request online or contact a group reservation specialist at:
Phone: (434) 984-9879

Click here for Monticello's Online Fieldtrip Request Form

Group policies: 25 individuals max/10 students minimum per group. Adults not included in the initial reservation request may be put on a public house tour, separate from the student program. At least two teachers or official school representatives must accompany each group of minors; 1 teacher ticket is complimentary with every 23 student tickets. Groups of students in mixed grades must be within three years of one another’s learning levels (example: 3rd-5th grade).

Please note: Reservations are required for all school group visits and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.  A deposit is required to finalize confirmation. 2 ½ and 4-hour guided school programs offered September – June. Please check with us for current pricing and availability.

Monticello: The House Tour
All grades
Tour: 35 to 40 minutes  (Allow 2 hours)

Enjoy a scheduled  guided house tour and self-guided access to Jefferson’s gardens, the workrooms and storage areas, Mulberry Row—the center of plantation activity in Jefferson’s time—and the Thomas Jefferson Visitor Center’s theater and museum galleries.  

Regular House Tour Rates
Student/youth-organization groups (K-12) of any size: $10
One teacher ticket is complimentary with every 23 student tickets.  All other adults, including additional teachers, will be admitted at the reduced rate of $22 and must be included in the reservation.

Download a suggested self-guided itinerary sheet to help plan your class visit here.

Simplify your day and eat on the mountain!
Monticello’s new Farm Table café has debuted a box lunch menu designed especially for student groups! Order ahead of your scheduled visit and lunches will be ready for you when you arrive.
Click here to view Monticello’s new box lunch menu and ordering policies »


Guided Fieldtrips

Students, $12; One teacher or chaperone per 23 students is admitted free of charge.
All other adults, including additional teachers, will be admitted at the reduced rate of $22 and must be included in the reservation.

Download 2019-20 Monticello Poster and School Program Brochure

2 ½-hour guided programs
Includes a tour of the house and grounds

Roundabout Monticello
Grades 3-12 (200 people/8 groups max)
Explore public and private spaces on Jefferson’s “little mountain” as you learn about the people who lived and worked here over 200 years ago. This program provides an introduction to Monticello as a working plantation and architectural icon and to Jefferson as a Founding Father and man of the Enlightenment.  

Childhood at Monticello
Grades K-3 (100 people/4 groups max)
Designed with our youngest visitors in mind, students will play colonial games, sing songs, and learn about the lives and experiences of children, both free and enslaved, long ago. Active indoor activities will be substituted in case of inclement weather. Note: Offered April – October

4-hour guided program
Designed for students in grades 3-6. Includes a tour of the house and grounds, classroom activities, and a 45-minute lunch break.

Thomas Jefferson’s World 
(150/6 groups max)
Thomas Jefferson’s World is a 4-hour guided program that shares Monticello’s newest research and discoveries with your students. In addition to a guided house tour, interpretative stops around Monticello’s grounds, a visit to our museum galleries and a break for lunch, each Thomas Jefferson’s World program will include cross-curricular, activity stations designed to engage students in hands-on learning and historical thinking.


Home Educators:
Monticello hosts special events and family programs throughout the year.  Check the online calendar of events for updates and mark your calendars for:

Home Educators' Day

Questions? Contact Monticello’s Education and Visitor Programs Department at