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Visiting Heads of State

The chart below provides a selection of visits to Monticello by heads of state (past & present) or persons on state visits.

Year Month

Name & Title

1809 August 24 President James Madison and First Lady Dolley Madison
1811 September 14 President James Madison and First Lady Dolley Madison
1815 April or May President James Madison and First Lady Dolley Madison
1825 August President James Monroe
1903 June 17 President Theodore Roosevelt and First Lady Enid Roosevelt
1936 July 4 President Franklin Delano Roosevelt
1947 July 4 President Harry S. Truman
  September Prime Minister Sutan Sjahrir of Indonesia
1956 May President Sukarno of Indonesia
1958 June 19 President Theodor Heuss of the Federal Republic of Germany
1963 July 4 Sir Robert Menzies, Prime Minister of Australia
1976 July 4 President Gerald R. Ford
  July 10 Queen Elizabeth II
1984 April President Ronald Reagan
  April His Highness the Aga Khan
1985   King Constantine of Greece
1987 February President Jimmy Carter
1988   Queen Anne-Marie of Greece
    President Delvalle of Panama
1989 September His Royal Highness El Hassan Bin Talal, the Crown Prince of Jordan
  September His Royal Majesty Crown Prince Philippe of Belgium
  September President and Mrs. George H. W. Bush
1990 September President Árpád Göncz of Hungary
1991 February Queen Margrethe of Denmark
  September Prime Minister Lojze Peterle of Slovenia
  October President Zhelyu Zhelev of Bulgaria
1992 January President Mário Soares of Portugal
  July President René Felber of Switzerland
  July President Rafael Ángel Calderón Fournier of Costa Rica
  July President Violeta Chamorro of Nicaragua
  July President Alfredo Cristiani of El Salvador
  July Prime Minister George Price of Belize
1993 January President-Elect William Jefferson Clinton
  April President Mikhail Gorbachev
  May His Holiness the Dalai Lama of Tibet
1994 April President Otto Stich of Switzerland
  June Their Majesties Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan
1996   Lady Margaret Thatcher of Great Britain
1998 September Prime Minister Steingrímur Hermannson of Iceland
  December Her Highness Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser Al Missned of Qatar
2002 June Prime Minister Ivica Račan of Croatia
  November Prime Minister Lionel Jospin of France
2003 May President Mary McAleese of Ireland
  October First Lady Jolanta Kwaśniewska of Poland
2004 January President Fernando Cardoso of Brazil
  June President Girma Wolde-Giorgis of Ethiopia
2006 September President Mohammad Khatami of Iran
2008 April First Minister Alex Salmond of Scotland
  April Prime Minister Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland of Norway


2014 February 10 President Barack Obama
2014 February 10 President François Hollande of France
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