Thomas Jefferson's Monticello

Charlottesville, VA

Where are we going?

Thomas Jefferson's Monticello
931 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy
VA 22902

434 984 9800

What is there to do?

Sometimes it's great to really bed down in a great history book. Sometimes, however, it's even more thrilling to learn about history in the very spot that it happened!

Thomas Jefferson's Monticello is an incredible historic experience for not only the kids, but for the whole family. Monticello is in fact, a home that Jefferson built (when he was only 27 - kids, that's something to aspire to!), and lived in. Today, he still lies in the grounds, so you can even go and say hello!

The house is really a masterpiece, and was re-built for over 40 years. Kids can see influences from all over the world, as a result of his travels.

Tours are the best way to visit Monticello. You can grab the all day pass, that allows you to explore the first floor of the house on a fascinating guided tour. A lot of the artifatcs around the house were actually owned by Jefferson, so you can just imagine what life would have been like as you walk around!

You can take a tour of the slavery quarters, and hear all about how Jefferson was conflicted, because he opposed slavery in a house that was built and run by slaves, and you can also experience the incredible gardens and grounds.

Don't miss a visit to the visitor center either. Here, you can experience a 15 minute film of Thomas Jefferson's life and world, and the Griffin Discovery Room. It really is learning made fun!

An amazing day out in Virginia, where history comes to life, and you actually walk in the footsteps of one of the most influential presidents of the USA. 

How much does it cost?

Adults: $20 - $25

Children: $9

Free Under: 5 years


Need a little extra help?

It's a handicap accessible experience


When can we go?

Generally 9am - 6pm, but varies on the day so check ahead

Open daily, except Christmas.


Any top tips?

They offer great tours, including garden tastings, slavery tours, behind the scenes and sunset experiences.

I’m Hungry!

There is a cafe at Monticello where you can pick up hot foods, as well as sandwiches, and kid friendly options

Healthy Eating

They have healthy options at the cafe including salads and water! - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
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