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.

Beginning on May 29, guests are strongly encouraged but no longer required to wear facial coverings at Monticello. Check out our Visiting FAQs to learn more about our efforts to make your visit safe and enjoyable.

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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Highlights Tour

This new 45-minute guided experience includes iconic first floor spaces, the West Lawn, and South Wing. Offered mornings and early afternoons.

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Self-Guided Pass

This popular pass includes a self-guided house tour and access to our gardens, grounds, and exhibits. Offered in afternoons only.

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Family Friendly Tour

Featuring hands-on learning, these tours highlight Jefferson’s ideas and accomplishments and share stories of the people, both free and enslaved, who lived on this working plantation. Available seasonally.

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From Slavery to Freedom Tour

This 2.5 hour, guided, small-group, interactive tour explores Monticello through the perspectives of enslaved people who labored on the plantation. Similar tour previously titled the "Hemings Family Tour."

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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 tours, 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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