Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, Charlottesville VA — Events

For almost 90 years, Monticello has been maintained and kept open to the public by the Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Inc., which owns over 2,500 acres of Jefferson’s 5,000-acre plantation. As a private, nonprofit 501©3 corporation, the Foundation receives no ongoing federal, state, or local funding in support of its dual mission of preservation and education.

Address: 931 Thomas Jefferson Parkway, Charlottesville, VA 22902 Hours: 10 am to 5:00 pm Phone: 434-984-9800 Online:


  • Family Friendly Tour and Day Pass • 10am-3pm

    September 1, 2014 – December 31, 2014

    Screen Shot 2014-07-02 at 2.31.14 PM Where: Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello

    931 Thomas Jefferson Parkway, Charlottesville, VA 22902 • Directions

    When: June 7 – Sept. 1 Also, first three weekends in October, Columbus Day, and December 26-30 • On the hour, 10 am – 3 pm.

    Details: These special guided 40-minute tours of Thomas Jefferson’s house are designed especially for families with children ages 5 to 11. Featuring hands-on opportunities, these tours provide a glimpse of life at Monticello and highlight Jefferson’s accomplishments and wide-ranging interests.

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  • Behind the Scenes Tour and Day Pass • 9:30am-3:30pm

    Screen Shot 2014-07-02 at 2.31.41 PMWhere: Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello

    931 Thomas Jefferson Parkway, Charlottesville, VA 22902 • Directions.

    When: Daily, 9:30 am, 10:30 am, 2:30 pm, 3:30 pm

    Details: Have you always wanted to go upstairs at Monticello? This exclusive pass takes you behind the scenes: through the first floor of Monticello; to bedrooms once occupied by members of the Jefferson family on the second floor; to the iconic Dome Room on the third floor; and to the new, interactive “Crossroads” exhibition under the house. You’ll see unique interior architectural features, learn about ongoing historic restoration efforts, and gain insight into what one of Jefferson’s granddaughters called “the bustle and hurry” of life at Monticello.

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  • Monticello Sunset Pass • Wednesday-Friday, 5:30pm

    May 1, 2014 – September 5, 2014

    GardeningSunset2Where: Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello

    931 Thomas Jefferson Parkway, Charlottesville, VA 22902 • Directions.

    When: Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, May 1-September 5 (excluding May 16 and July 4)

    Details: Includes access to gardens, grounds, and visitor center 1 to 8 pm (8:30 pm in June and July), House Tours begin at 5:30 and 5:45 pm.

    New! Enjoy the beauty and tranquility of Monticello at the end of the day with this exclusive pass that allows you to delight in the vistas of Jefferson’s “little mountain” after the regular closing time. Arrive in the afternoon, and take part in guided tours of Monticello’s gardens and Mulberry Row. And then browse the exhibition galleries and Museum Shop on your own before your guided house tour which includes the third-floor Dome Room. After the tour, enjoy spectacular views of the setting sun from the mountaintop! Read More…