Open Today – 8:30am to 4:30pm

Afternoon Only
Family Friendly
Indoor & Outdoor

Learn about Thomas Jefferson’s life and contributions, the ideas of freedom, and the realities of slavery that made the United States. This popular pass allows you to explore the first floor of the house at your own pace and provides a timed entry, access to our gardens, walking tours, exhibits, and more.

Tours often sell out. Purchase your tickets online, in advance, for entry at desired time. A Gardens and Grounds Pass is also available on busier days.

Guests are strongly encouraged but no longer required to wear facial coverings at Monticello.

For Pricing When
Afternoons, Year-round
Afternoons, Year-round
Children 12 - 18
Afternoons, Year-round
Afternoons, Year-round
Under 12
Free (ticket required)
Afternoons, Year-round
Afternoons, Year-round

What's included in the Monticello Self-Guided 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 and grounds.
  • Consider purchasing Monticello’s Official Guidebook online or at the shop to serve as your companion during your visit.
  • Check out our Visiting FAQs to learn more about efforts to make your visit safe and enjoyable.


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.