Guests can meet Thomas Jefferson (as portrayed by veteran historical actor-interpreter Bill Barker) in person, Tuesday through Saturday 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" and 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.**

** "Meet Thomas Jefferson" will not be available August 5 - 7; August 17 - September 4; and September 25. **

on the West Lawn near the Fish Pond (view a map of Monticello for visitors)

Duration: approximately 30 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.

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

Upcoming Livestreams