Experience Monticello

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Visiting Jefferson’s estate engages the senses, stimulates the mind and provides a fun and rewarding experience for all ages and interests.

Join us on September 9, 2017

Sep 9

Heritage Harvest Festival at Monticello

A celebration of Thomas Jefferson's agricultural and epicurean legacy on Monticello's iconic West Lawn.

South Pavilion Archaeology Tours

Most weekdays, June 19 - July 21. Join Archaeologists on a 50-minute tour of the ongoing excavations outside the South Pavilion and learn about exciting new discoveries.

Quoting Thomas Jefferson

Real or imagined? Find a Jefferson Quote Here

Thomas Jefferson is one of the most frequently quoted (and misquoted) figures in American history. Search this extensive collection of quotes by and about Thomas Jefferson—all fully verified and cited by the editors of the Papers of Thomas Jefferson: Retirement Series.

The Campaign for Monticello

We Hold These Truths

Help safeguard and share the mountaintop and the mind of Thomas Jefferson—for all people, for all time.


Ranked one of the South's Best

"Thomas Jefferson’s astounding home and gardens reflect his skills as an architect and gardener, not to mention his boundless curiosity." - Southern Living Magazine