Monticello was founded in 1923 by the Jefferson Foundation. It has over 2,500 acres of Jefferson’s original land which includes many historical plant varieties that Jefferson himself had collected as
Monticello is the only historic house in the U.S. on the United Nations' World Heritage List!
Be sure to check out the Gallery before you go up to the house, it gives you a greater appreciation of the architecture. They also leave a lot of these comments out in the tour.
Explore Jefferson’s home and grounds of Monticello to see the only house in America listed on the United Nations’ prestigious World Heritage list.
Take the shuttle up before your appointed time to take some photos.
Pick up some freedom in the gift shop.
Don't miss the two outdoor tours: the slavery tour of Mullberry row and the garden tour!
Pretty disappointing that visitors can't even see the grounds without a $24 ticket.
Starts every hour on the hour.
Ask the manager to tell you about the ghosts!
One of the few places where people of any race or social class can meet and make something beautiful. Truly a relic of a great age.
He had at least 17 "mixed" children. He was quite a (founding) father
Try the smoked salmon eggs Benedict. You get the best of both worlds!
When you start your house tour at the front steps and your guide is a dud, hang back and fall in with the next guide before entering the house. Worked great for us!
Go during the different seasons. It's worth the trip
Discount: locals get in free with a paying adult guest!
TJ's casa, pretty neat
If you grew up here, you've been here a million times on school trips. Somehow, though, you'll always learn something new.
The slavery and grounds and gardens tours are worth taking if you've got the time. A great way to learn about more than the house.
Tom's home and grounds.
A place every American should visit once to understand the full story of the genesis of our country, good and bad.
Spend the entire day there to get your money's worth, if you just go on the house tour it is bit expensive.
$25 per adult, just to get on the grounds. House tours require a timed ticket.
Great tour guides! So knowledgable and interactive when with the kids! Liesle was a great tour guide😃
Favorite president - hands down!!! Check out the painting of Salomé in the parlor and the impressive library. Rebecca is a sensational tour guide!!
Worth the price
Be ready to pay $24 for each adult. We were not.
Locals are half-price when bringing out-of-towners.
Very popular place! Plan your day and get there early or you may wait hours to get a tour of Thomas Jefferson's house.
Just beautiful. My husband to the slavery tour and really enjoyed. Will go back again.
One of my favorites places! Go on a tour, see the gardens, take a good look at the magnificent views, go visit the cemetery. Do whatever! There is a lot to see and do here! :)
Thomas Jefferson was a genius and a great American. He funded his own Presidential staff and purchased his own furniture. This non-profit organization receives no government funding for preservation.
Behind the scene tour worth every penny.
Make sure you have some good walking shoes !! Fantastic place.......what a brillant man Thomas Jefferson was.
Behind the scenes tour is great, especially if you get Aurelia as a guide. She was fantastic! Bravo to the Foundation for doing a fine job of preserving Jefferson's home and the surrounding land.
Beautiful! Slavery tour is super long though…
It's expensive, but pay the extra money for the new "secret tour." You get to see the 2nd and 3rd floors and the incredible dome room.
Definitely walk the grounds and check out the lower level.
Shirley Freeman is a wealth of knowledge.
Let T.J. hook you up with one of his "ladies," and a big roll of hemp. That dude knows how to party, since he smokes about four feet of rope a day.
Take both the house tour and the behind-the-scenes tour! I took this in the 3rd Floor dome room!
Great tour. Military go in free until labor day