Monticello Holiday Evening Tours

Join us for the rare opportunity to experience Monticello after dark, historically decorated and illuminated for the season.  Guests meet their tour guide at The Shop at Monticello and are treated to seasonal refreshments. The tour offers an intimate look at how all people who lived on the Monticello mountaintop – enslaved and free – celebrated the holidays in Jefferson's time. Journey through public and private rooms including the Monticello’s iconic Dome Room, and enjoy live musical performances in the Parlor.


Please note: Holiday Evening Tours explore the upper floors of Monticello and guests must climb a steep and narrow staircase without assistance. Guests unable to climb the stairs can spend extra time enjoying music in Jefferson’s Hall before rejoining their group. Holiday Evening Tours are not handicapped-accessible and not recommended for children under age 6. 

  • 931 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy
  • Charlottesville, VA 22902

Region: Monticello Area

No other home in the United States more accurately reflects the personality of its owner than Monticello, Thomas Jefferson's architectural masterpiece and beloved mountaintop home. Monticello is the only home in America recognized by the United Nations as a World Heritage Site. Guided tours of the house are offered daily throughout the year;... more