Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello

Home of the third U.S. president

    Located in Central Virginia

   Open daily

   Save 20% at The Shop at Monticello and Farm Shop with the promo code VAHIST

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Inside the Mansion
Flowers in Bloom

Looking for an outing that combines fun, learning, and plenty of fresh air? Plan your visit to Monticello, Thomas Jefferson’s mountaintop plantation outside of Charlottesville, Virginia.

Can’t-Miss Activities

  • Explore the first floor of the house on your self-guided tour—but don’t forget your camera! Photography is  allowed inside the iconic house.

  • Visit outdoor educational stations to learn about slavery and Monticello’s enslaved community. Meet Thomas Jefferson, interpreted by Bill Barker, on select days.

  • Stop for lunch or snacks at Monticello Farm Table, an on-site café serving seasonal fruits and vegetables grown in Monticello’s gardens.

  • Enjoy miles of scenic hikes on the Saunders-Monticello Trail.

Bring the whole family! Monticello offers free admission for children age 11 and under. Kids age 12 to 18 visit for just $10.

Save 20% at The Shop at Monticello and Farm Shop

Mention the promo code VAHIST at checkout for a 20% discount in our on-site stores, The Shop at Monticello and Farm Shop.

Offer valid through December 31, 2021. Not valid with catalog, online orders or with any other offer. Discount excludes handcrafted one-of-a-kind items, gift certificates or sale items.

COVID Safety Precautions

Face Covering

Face Coverings

Fully vaccinated guests are not required to wear facial coverings when outdoors at Monticello. All guests age 5 and up must continue to wear a face covering when indoors, and when on shuttle buses.


Only clear bags (not exceeding 12” x 6” x 12”) are permitted and all bags will be inspected. A one-gallon clear plastic storage bag is acceptable.

Clear bags are available for purchase at The Shop at Monticello.

Exceptions to these policies will be made for all medically necessary items after proper inspection.

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This website was created in collaboration with:

  • Colonial Williamsburg

  • Historic Jamestowne

  • Jamestown Settlement

  • American Revolution Museum at Yorktown

  • Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello

  • James Madison’s Montpelier

  • George Washington’s Mount Vernon

  • James Monroe’s Highland