Event At A Glance
There is no more inspirational place to celebrate the Fourth of July than Monticello, the home of the author of the Declaration of Independence. Since 1963, more than 3,000 people from every corner of the globe have taken the oath of citizenship at the annual Monticello Independence Day Celebration and Naturalization Ceremony.
We hope you will join us at 9 am for the 53rd Annual Independence Day Celebration and Naturalization Ceremony on Monticello’s West Lawn — one of America’s most moving July 4 events and the largest naturalization ceremony held outside of a courtroom.
- 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