THE VISITOR CENTER stands as a beautiful gateway to Jefferson's timeless Monticello. Located on the lower slope of Monticello mountain, the center is comprised of five pavilions situated around a central courtyard. The three-level, LEED Gold-certified, 42,000-square-foot center offers guests fresh perspectives on Monticello and the enduring significance of Jefferson's life and ideas.
The courtyard is a graceful complement to the Monticello house and grounds. Modern, natural design elements define the courtyard, which is available for evening events.
HOWARD AND ABBY MILSTEIN THEATER
The theater, located directly off the courtyard, features state-of-the-art audio and video equipment, and is ideally suited for talks, receptions, and dinners. The theater is often used in conjunction with the courtyard to accommodate larger groups.
ROBERT H. AND CLARICE SMITH GALLERY
Available for after-hours private viewings, the Robert H. and Clarice Smith Gallery houses four innovative exhibitions. Using the latest in modern interactive technologies, the exhibits present the famous words of Jefferson, the art and architecture of Monticello, and Jeffersonian ideals.
The Carl and Hunter Smith Education Center contains three multi-purpose classrooms. Fully equipped with state-of-the-art audio and video equipment, the classrooms are ideal for hosting workshops, lectures, and business meetings.