Tour Jefferson's House

A tour of the main house is the highlight of any visit. Check your tour options on our Tickets and Tours page.

Meet Thomas Jefferson

Meet Thomas Jefferson (as portrayed by veteran historical actor-interpreter Bill Barker) in person, most Tuesdays through Saturdays during regularly scheduled programming.

See our Film and Exhibitions

Explore exhibitions on the building of Monticello, the operation of the plantation, and the legacy of the Declaration of Independence and enjoy our powerful introductory film.

Explore the Grounds and Gardens

Explore Monticello's grounds on your own or take a seasonal, guided Gardens and Grounds Tour (which is included with admission).

Learn about Slavery at Monticello

We encourage all of our guests to explore the subject of Slavery at Monticello. Through our daily guided tours, exhibits, and an app, we strive to present an honest and inclusive look at one of the most difficult topics in American history.

Explore the Exhibits under and around the Main House

Explore the exhibits under and around the main house, which focus on a variety of topics from cooking to travel to the legacy of slavery. And don't miss The Life of Sally Hemings exhibit in the South Wing.

Stop by the Monticello Cemetery

Walk or take a shuttle to Jefferson's grave and the cemetery, which is owned by the descendants of Thomas Jefferson and his wife, Martha.

Visit our Shops and Monticello Café

Refuel at the Monticello Farm Table café. Stop by one of our Shops for snacks, beverages, books or one-a-kinds gifts and mementos of your visit.

Make the Most of your Family Visit

With a family-friendly tour, a discovery room, a hands-on activity center, gifts and food (including a seasonal ice cream cart), there's plenty that will keep your youngest engaged at Monticello.

Walk the Monticello Trail

With native hardwood forest, deep ravines, elevated walks and spectacular views the Saunders-Monticello Trail is Central Virginia's most popular park.