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.

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LOOK CLOSER Opening Ceremony

Stirring music, a powerful discussion and inspiring words marked the opening of restored spaces and new exhibits in Monticello's South Wing and 25 years of the Getting Word Oral History Project.

Jul 4

July 4th at Monticello

Celebrate "the great birthday of our republic" and experience the 56th annual Independence Day Celebration and Naturalization Ceremony at Monticello.

Coming to America

New York Times

The New York Times reviews a new book on immigration, co-authored by Andrew Tisch, keynote speaker for this year's July 4 ceremonies at Monticello.

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