Open Today – 8:30 am - 5:00pm

Family Friendly
Not Accessible
2:00 p.m.
For Pricing When
With any paid admission
Thurs. - Sun., Aug. 31 - Nov. 12
Thurs. - Sun., Aug. 31 - Nov. 12
Purchased separately
Thurs. - Sun., Aug. 31 - Nov. 12
Thurs. - Sun., Aug. 31 - Nov. 12

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Tour Description

Join Monticello staff for a 90-minute walking tour into the woodlands to explore how we use archaeology to better understand the plantation and the lives of those who lived and labored here. Guests will see artifacts while learning about both the work of archaeology and the history of this land beginning with ancestral Monacan Indians through the Jeffersonian era and up to today.

Available: Thursday - Sunday (Aug. 31 - Nov. 12)
Duration: 90 minutes
Tours meet at the bronze plantation model near the café.

Please Note the Following:

  • Recommended for adults and children age 7 and older
  • This tour follows a historic road with some areas of uneven terrain and covering two-thirds of a mile roundtrip. It is not recommended for guests with mobility limitations.
  • In severe weather, the tour may be canceled.
  • Reservations and tickets are valid only on the date specified. There will be no refunds unless the tour is canceled by the Thomas Jefferson Foundation.
  • Tour can be purchased as a $10 add on to any discount ticket. Click here to view current special rates and discounts.
  • All ticket purchases include access to the gardens and grounds of Monticello, including the mountaintop area and outdoor exhibit spaces.