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Join us on July 4, 2015, at 9 a.m. to celebrate the genius of Jefferson and experience the 53rd annual Independence Day Celebration and Naturalization Ceremony at Monticello. Governor Terry McAuliffe will speak to new citizens from around the world.
Admission to the July 4 ceremony is free and open to the public until 12 pm. Parking is available at Piedmont Virginia Community College. Reservations are recommended to secure a shuttle time to Monticello.
Following the ceremony, join us for a Jeffersonian Open House with free walk-through tours from 11am to 1 pm (registration required; tours available on a first-come, first served basis).
- Watch the video of the 2014 ceremony with David Rubenstein »
- Watch the video of the 2013 July 4th speaker, Dave Matthews »
- Take a look back at 50 years of Independence Day Celebrations and Naturalization ceremonies at Monticello including photos and speeches From President Truman to architect I. M. Pei.
- July 4th Speakers at Monticello, 1936-2014
Highlights from the Independence Day Celebration and Naturalization Ceremony at Monticello