Thomas Jefferson's Monticello255 Votes Currently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
- Address: 931 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy, Charlottesville, VA 22902, USA, United States
- Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-4349849800
- Ticket Price: 21 USD
- Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
- Tags: Family And Kids
Perched on the peak of a lovely hill of Albemarle County, Monticello is a place located near the birthplace of Thomas Jefferson. Perhaps, that’s the reason why it is mentioned as one of his primary endeavours in the city. The area is four decades’ worth of Thomas Jefferson’s efforts, whose decisions were imposed in designing and dismantling of every inch of Monticello. Established in 1987, it is also popular for being a UNESCO World Heritage Site, frequented by a large number of tourists. Visit the place for its impeccable beauty that will leave you astonished and check out all the ‘must-knows’ of Jefferson, the once prominent leader of American history. The architecture bespeaks of the vision and thoughts of old Virginia and makes one feel like they have travelled back in time. Ensure to walk through its famous ‘Mulberry Row’ once you are here. The place has a history of American slavery attached to it and attracts quite a historians for that.
Entrance Ticket Details For Thomas Jefferson's Monticello
- Adults- November and December- 20 USD , January and February- 21 USD , March to October- 26 USD
- Year around for Children (5-11)- 10 USD
- Free for children under 5
- For other tours and prices, visit the website.
Thomas Jefferson's Monticello Hours
- Open every day of the year including Sundays, except Christmas.
- Timings differ month to month. Check out the website before visiting.
- First tour starts at 10:15 am
- Last tour starts at 4:10 pm
- Gate close at 5 pm
How to Reach Thomas Jefferson's Monticello
- By car or taxi.
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09 AM - 10 AM
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Thomas Jefferson's Monticello Reviews & Ratings
This was on my bucket list, and I truly never thought I’d make it. I began to wonder if I was going to make it on the tour, too, since I was lucky enough to visit on one of the hottest October days in Virginia history!! But it was worth it. I’m disabled and the docent was very aware and made sure I could sit whenever possible. The house was amazing, especially all the gadgets. I was only able to complete the house turn because of the heat, but I’d love to go back and see the rest next time when it’s cooler. It’s a great tour and I’m so glad I came.
The Monticello Trail is such a beautiful walking area. I highly recommend it for walking or jogging. Just hilly enough to make it interesting and about 4.5 miles round trip. At the top are restrooms, water fountains, gift shop and the Monticello bus shuttle station. The trail itself is wooded and well-maintained, with some beautiful overlook views of C'ville. So glad to have it right here and so accessible!
I attended both a well led and informative slave tour and house tour. I had read Annette Gordon-Reed’s books prior and appreciated the accuracy of the history. My only suggestion is that the outdoor guides be given a lapel microphone in order to be heard better. Keep up the good work Monticello staff and volunteers. You are relaying the tragedies and triumphs of our history with great sensitivity.
An excellent day out. Jefferson was a remarkable man, this is the remarkable house which he designed, built and rebuilt. The house tour is the central experience, and is decent value for the rather high price asked. I found it superb. Plan your day and buy your tickets online in advance, and arrive in plenty of time for your tour; filling in time beforehand is easy- there is a film and a museum in the visitor centre which can be taken in before or after a house tour. Large bags are not permitted. The organisation is first class, as it should be and needs to be given the visitor pressure. Everything works smoothly. The balance between individual exploration and following tours is up to the visitor, only the house cannot be visited individually - you must (and should) follow the tour. The only criticism which I offer is that there is a lot of repetition. If you read the display boards around the grounds and in the museum, the film is a waste of time. The bookshop is jolly good,too, and is a pleasant way to round off the day.
I enjoyed the architecture and memorabilia of a truly remarkable man. You can get some understanding of Jefferson during the tours. Some parts of Jefferson are not so easy to understand. The slave quarters and description of their lives for one. Well worth seeing and discussing.