Open Today – 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Family Friendly
Indoor & Outdoor

Learn about Thomas Jefferson, the ideas of freedom, and the realities of slavery that made the United States. This popular pass includes a self-guided House tour and access to our gardens, grounds, walking tours, outdoor stations, and exhibits. 

Tours often sell out. Purchase your tickets online, in advance. A Gardens and Grounds Pass is available on busier days.

Beginning May 28, fully vaccinated guests are no longer required to wear facial coverings when outdoors at Monticello. All guests age 5 and up must continue to wear a face covering when indoors, and when on shuttle buses. Please check back for updates, and check out our Visiting FAQs to learn more about our efforts to make your visit safe and enjoyable.

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

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.