Experience Monticello

What's Happening

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

Special Event June 2 & 3!

The British Invasion, 1781

Relive the turbulent days of the American Revolution when war came to Virginia and British soldiers captured Monticello.

Jun 16

LOOK CLOSER Opening

On June 16, 2018, Monticello will unveil exhibitions and newly restored spaces, including the opening of the South Wing and Sally Hemings exhibit.

May 30

Monticello Overheard

An immersive and sensory musical experience from the internationally recognized artists of Charlottesville's Victory Hall Opera.

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