Experience Monticello

What's Happening

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

No Shutdown for Monticello

Monticello is Open!

Monticello is owned and operated by a private, nonprofit organization and is not affected by the ongoing partial shutdown of the federal government.

Jan 26

Artisanal Vinegar Making

Join winemaker and master chef Gabriele Rausse in reviewing the basic principles of vinegar-making.

Feb 2

Memories Matter: Community History Day

Bring your family heirlooms and learn how to properly store and care for them. Record your family history at the story booth in the Heritage Center.

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.