Experience Monticello

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

Special Event!

Sep 22

The Heritage Harvest Festival at Monticello

Join us for a family-friendly celebration of Thomas Jefferson's agricultural and epicurean legacy on Monticello's West Lawn!

Tom Talks in September

Get the insider stories of the South Wing and Kitchen with our archaeologists and of Jefferson's Private Suite with our curators.

Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness

Thomas Jefferson

Get to know Thomas Jefferson—author of the Declaration of Independence and the Statute of Virginia for Religious Freedom, third president of the United States, and founder of the University of Virginia.

Monticello

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

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.