There are hundreds of acres to explore at Monticello. You can walk along Mulberry Row and learn about the enslaved people who lived and labored on the plantation. You can also explore the flower and vegetable gardens and take a scenic hike on the Saunders-Monticello Trail, which begins at the bottom of Route 53 and extends all the way up to Jefferson’s home.

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Slavery at Monticello Tours

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 & Grounds Tours

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.

Interpretive Signs and QR Codes

While some tours are unavailable and some slavery-related spaces are not open the public as a result of COVID-19, interpretive signs help guests understand the outdoor areas. Each sign is full of information about the plantation, its architecture, its operation, and its free and enslaved inhabitants. Many of our signs have QR codes that allow guests unlock further in-depth information, images, graphics, and videos using their smartphones.


Outdoor interpretive sign for the Hemmings Cabin with a QR code in the upper right corner