Daily Guided Tours

Most popular options to tour the house and grounds

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. Tour Length: 90 min.
Highlights Tour Explore Thomas Jefferson’s life, Monticello’s iconic architecture, and slavery on the plantation. Includes first floor rooms and outdoor spaces. Tour Length: 45 min.

In-Depth Tours

Explore your interests

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. Tour Length: 2.5 hours
Private Guide Tour Have the ultimate Monticello insider’s experience on a tour tailored exclusively to your interests. Includes guided access to galleries, grounds, and all three floors of the house. Tour Length: Up to 3.5 hours

Seasonal Tours

Unique offerings throughout the year

Grounds Ticket

Explore at your own pace

Grounds Ticket This pass provides access to Monticello’s historic mountaintop, exhibits, and additional programs.

Included with Every Admission

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 Farm Table café uses local ingredients, including fruits and vegetables from Monticello's gardens, while our shops have gifts for home, garden, and more.
Shopping From souvenirs and children's gifts to garden seeds and Monticello-made foods, our shops have something for everyone.

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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