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

Starting August 31! Plantation Archaeology Walking Tour
Join Monticello staff for a 90 minute walking tour into the woodlands of Monticello and learn how we use archaeology to better understand the stories of everyone who lived and labored here.

Highlights Tour

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

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Behind-the-Scenes Tour

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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Self-Guided Tour

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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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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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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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 Tour

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 Tour

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

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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Please Note:

  • Monticello is committed to creating a welcoming environment for all guests, and we ask for your cooperation. We have a zero-tolerance policy for verbally abusive, harassing, discriminatory, or threatening statements and behavior of any kind. Failure to comply may result in removal from Monticello property.
  • Service animals are welcome at Monticello, which follows the U.S. Department of Justice’s ADA requirements for service animals. Guests are not allowed to bring emotional support animals into the Monticello house, in buildings, or shuttle buses.   



Jefferson Vineyards

Complete your visit with a stop at Jefferson Vineyards, owned by Monticello. Steeped in history, Jefferson Vineyards offers award-winning wines and stunning mountain views.