We strongly recommend purchasing tickets in advance as many of our house tour options sell out early. All ticket options are available online.

Behind the Scenes Tour

Go upstairs! Hear in-depth stories about Jefferson, his family, and many of Monticello’s free and enslaved residents. Includes all three floors, the dome, and more. Guided Tour Length: 90 min.

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Highlights Tour

Explore Thomas Jefferson’s life, Monticello’s iconic architecture, and slavery on the plantation. Includes first floor rooms and outdoor spaces. Guided Tour Length: 45 min.

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From Slavery to Freedom Tour

This guided, small-group tour invites visitors to discuss and contemplate the enduring legacies of slavery and freedom. Includes first floor of main house and outdoor spaces. Guided Tour Length: 2.5 hours

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Seasonal and In-Depth Tours

Unique offerings throughout the year

Included with Every Admission

There's so much to explore. Give yourself time to see everything. (Most guests spend about 3.5 hours at Monticello.)

Slavery at Monticello Tour Guided outdoor tours of Mulberry Row focus on the experiences of the enslaved people who lived and labored on the Monticello plantation. Tour Length: 45 min.
Meet Thomas Jefferson Thomas Jefferson, portrayed by Bill Barker, shares stories of his life and answers visitor questions. Available most Tuesdays – Saturdays.
Gardens and Grounds Tour Seasonal guided outdoor tours of the flower, vegetable, and fruit gardens focus on Jefferson’s lifelong interest in gardening and the enslaved people who turned his ideas into reality. Tour Length: 45 min.
Family Activities Check out hands-on activity centers, mobile scavenger hunts, and more available for young visitors.
Dining The Monticello Café and Farm Shop menus include sandwiches, salads, pastries, kid-friendly options, and a variety of hot and cold drinks.
Shopping From souvenirs and children's gifts to garden seeds and Monticello-made foods, our shops have something for everyone.

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Plan Your Visit

Find out what's available during your day at Monticello, including exhibits, films, remembrance areas, children's activities, shopping, special events, and more!

Monticello Annual Pass

Explore year-round
Pass holders enjoy unlimited general admission to Monticello and a 20% discount in The Shop. Pricing starts at $70! Buy Now