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.

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!

Jul 19

Let’s Go Paint & Sketch

Flower gardener Debbie Donley will provide the tools and inspiration for budding artists and their favorite grown-ups to discover their inner talents amid the Monticello flower gardens.

Jul 26

Insider's Tour with the Fruit Gardener

Join Monticello’s fruit gardeners for an in-depth tour and discussion of Jefferson’s “precious refreshments” in the Monticello orchard—including peaches, apples, pears, cherries, grapes, figs and more.

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.

Monticello

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