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

Widely recognized as the foremost interpreter of our nation's third President, Barker appears as Jefferson in regularly-scheduled programming, meeting with guests, answering questions, and bringing a deep and nuanced portrayal of the man who wrote "all men are created equal" and who helped found the United States of America. 

For Pricing When
All Guests
Included with admission
Tuesday - Saturday: 11am, noon, 2pm, and 3pm.
Tuesday - Saturday: 11am, noon, 2pm, and 3pm.
Note: This program is not available on November 29, December 1, and December 26, 2023. 
On occasion, scheduled appearances are cancelled due to other programming. Please check with staff during your visit for up-to-date scheduling.

Spring - Summer Location: West Lawn on the Mountaintop. (view a map of Monticello for visitors).

Duration: Approximately 20 Minutes

To confirm appearances and schedule for a particular day, please call the Monticello Ticket Office at (434) 984-9800 or inquire when you arrive.

Please no pictures or video during the program.

Monticello Livestreams

Join us Tuesdays at 1 p.m. (ET) for livestreams from Monticello, often featuring Thomas Jefferson (as portrayed by veteran 1st-person interpreter Bill Barker). Watch on our Facebook Live and YouTube channels or at