We strongly recommend purchasing tickets in advance as many of our house tour options sell out early. All ticket options are available for advance purchase online including a Gardens and Grounds Pass on busier days.

Fully vaccinated guests are no longer required to wear facial coverings when outdoors at Monticello. All guests age 5 and up must continue to wear a face covering when indoors and when on shuttle buses. Please check back for updates and check out our Visiting FAQs to learn more about our efforts to make your visit safe and enjoyable.

Light projection on West Portico
All tickets sold for Saturdays October 2, 9, 16, and 23 include admission to the Lights, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: Monticello Fall Arts Series.  Enjoy lights, live music, and family-friendly activities. Food as well as beer, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase.

Behind-the-Scenes Day Pass

Have you always wanted to go upstairs at Monticello? This exclusive pass takes you behind the scenes: through the first floor of Monticello and up the narrow staircase to explore the private quarters on the second and third floors, including the iconic Dome Room.

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Gardens and Grounds Pass

Enjoy Monticello’s Gardens and Grounds at your own pace. This outdoor pass provides access to Monticello’s historic mountaintop, outdoor education stations, exhibits, and visitor center.

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Slavery at Monticello Tours

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

Gardens and Grounds Tours

Explore Jefferson's lifelong interest in gardening, botany, and agriculture while enjoying the beauty and variety of Monticello's gardens. Included in the price of admission.

Family Scavenger Hunt

Enhance your visit with our new mobile Scavenger Hunt. Use your smartphone to complete unique challenges - snap photos, explore new spaces, test your knowledge, and share your thoughts. Included in the price of admission.

Private Guide Tours

Enjoy the ultimate Monticello insider’s experience and explore Jefferson’s mountaintop home on a tour tailored exclusively to your interests. Offered year round with at least two-weeks notice.
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