Open Today – 9:30am to 6pm

Family Friendly
Handicap Accessible


Enjoy Monticello’s Gardens and Grounds at your own pace. Guests can tour the mountaintop and take advantage of the outdoor stations, the newly restored South Wing, Mulberry Row, the Vegetable and Flower Gardens, tour the All-Weather Passage, and get a picture of the iconic west view.

*While this pass provides access to the All-Weather Passage and Main House Cellars, it does not provide admittance to the first, second, or third floor of Thomas Jefferson’s home. 

For Pricing When
Children 12 - 18
Under 12
Free (ticket required)

Guide to Your Visit

To ensure the safety of our staff and guests, we have made significant alterations to our operations in keeping with Phase 2 of the Forward Virginia Plan, including smaller numbers of guests on site and in the main house, enhanced prevention measures, and expanded outdoor activities to provide a safe experience for guests.

Read our Reopening FAQs for more information »

Guests touring the house will be greeted outside by a guide who will introduce them to Monticello. They will then proceed inside for a self-guided tour of the house using a guidebook (available for purchase at The Shop at Monticello) or smartphone. Upon exiting the house, a guide will be available for further questions.

Information on the Local Discount »


What's included in the Gardens and Grounds Pass:

Programs and Exhibitions

Access To

Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Visit

  • Bring a well-charged smart phone with QR Code Reader to access additional content and activities as you explore the house grounds.
  • Consider purchasing Monticello’s Official Guidebook online or at the shop to serve as your companion during your visit.
  • Check out our Reopening FAQs to learn more about efforts to make your visit safe and enjoyable.
  • Only clear, plastic bags (12”x6”x12”) are allowed for carrying personal items.


Thomas Jefferson

Life, Liberty, and The Pursuit of Happiness

Get to know Thomas Jefferson—author of the Declaration of Independence and the Statute of Virginia for Religious Freedom, third president of the United States, and founder of the University of Virginia.