There are many ways to experience Monticello.

Check out our sample itineraries and see suggestions for how to make the most of your visit.

All guests should allow 30 minutes to park, go through security, and take the shuttle or walk to the historic mountaintop.

By Length of Visit

Recommended Tours: Behind the Scenes Tour or Highlights Tour

Recommended Tour: Highlights Tour

Recommended Tours: Family Friendly Tour or Highlights Tour


We’ve created a ticket just for you: the Grounds Ticket. This option gives you quick access to the historic mountaintop, outdoor programs, exhibits, shopping, and the café. (House access not included.

By Topic

  • Use a Grounds Ticket to explore outdoors on the mountaintop
  • Take a guided Gardens and Grounds Tour
  • Pick up our Audio Tour or download the Bloomberg Connects app
  • Stop by The Shop at the visitor center before you go for garden plants, seeds, food made with Monticello-grown ingredients, books, gifts, keepsakes, and more

Map of Monticello

Map of Monticello

Jefferson Vineyards

Owned by Monticello, Jefferson Vineyards offers award-winning wines and stunning mountain views. Located under a mile and a half from Monticello's exit, be sure to stop by after your visit.