Join us June 29 for a free “feast of reason” dinner program celebrating the Civic Season at Monticello. Enjoy a complimentary meal from local food trucks, sample Monticello’s Mountain Ale and Castle Hill cider, and enjoy delicious American Heritage Chocolate.
Every July 4, Monticello hosts an official naturalization ceremony on the West Lawn where dozens of immigrants from around the world become U.S. citizens. Join us in person or tune into the livestream!
We’ve gathered stories in the form of videos, biographies, podcasts, and more to create a hub of civics content. This material is woven together to bring history forward by examining the debates -- over education, religion, equality, immigration, voting, partisanship, the press, wealth, debt, and compromises -- that began in 1776 and continue to the modern day.
How have the words and ideas in the Declaration of Independence impacted human rights around the world?
Explore our archive of livestreams that include topics such as elections, political figures, and early American history.
A New York Times best-selling book by Jon Meacham with selections from Jefferson’s writing on the covenant between a government and its citizens and comments by Pulitzer Prize–winning historian Annette Gordon-Reed, Colin Powell, Madeleine Albright, Frederick Douglass, Carl Sagan, and other American presidents.