Carter Overlook is a small, circular plaza, paved with bluestone and ringed by a low seat-wall. Occupying a hilltop amidst Loblolly Pine trees, the overlook offers vistas to Charlottesville, western Albemarle County, and the Blue Ridge Mountains beyond.

The dedication plaque reads:

Carter Overlook

Made possible through the generosity of the Carter Family in joyful remembrance of Robert Carter (1919-1995), business and civic leader and Chairman of the Monticello Board.

Dedicated by the Thomas Jefferson Foundation in grateful recognition of his extraordinary service and his tenacious vision for the Thomas Jefferson Parkway.