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This ticket provides admission to the Founder's Day event; separate tickets for house tours required
This ticket provides admission to the Founder's Day event; separate tickets for house tours required

In Person and Livestreamed

Join us as we mark the 280th anniversary of Thomas Jefferson’s birth with a celebration and ceremony on Monticello's iconic West Lawn. The event will feature a keynote address from this year's Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medalist in Citizen Leadership, Jason Rezaian, a performance from the Old Line Fife and Drum Corps, cupcakes from a local bakery, and a wreath ceremony at the Monticello Graveyard.

Can't make it in person? This event will be livestreamed on this page, on Facebook, and on YouTube on April 13, 2023.

2023 Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medalists

Architecture: Andrew Freear
Citizen Leadership: Jason Rezaian
Law: Menaka Guruswamy and Arundhati Katju
Award in Citizen Service: Angilee Shah on behalf of Charlottesville Tomorrow 

On-Site Event Details

  Old Line Fife and Drum Corps

Enjoy Colonial music on the West Lawn.

Wreath Ceremony

Join us at the Monticello Graveyard at 9 a.m. for a special Wreath Ceremony in honor of Thomas Jefferson's 280th birthday.

Voter registration in the partner tent  Visit Our Community Partner Tent

Meet the organizations making a difference in our community. Stop by our Partner Tent before or after the ceremony to make useful contacts make useful and further the dialogue on civic engagement and citizen leadership.
Hours of operation: 8:30am-11:30am.

  Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society
Charlottesville Tomorrow logo Charlottesville Tomorrow
City of Charlottesville logo City of Charlottesville, Office of Voter Registration
 International Rescue Committee 
Montpelier logo James Madison’s Montpelier 
Highland logo James Monroe’s Highland 
LWV logo League of Women Voters of the Charlottesville Area 
Monacan Nation Cultural Foundation Seal Monacan Nation Cultural Foundation
DHR logo National Society Daughters of the American Revolution
  • Albemarle Chapter
  • Jack Jouett Chapter
  • Shadwell Chapter
Tom Tom Festival logo Tom Tom Festival  
Monticello logo Monticello Departments and Projects
  • Archeology Department
  • Center for Historic Plants
  • Getting Word African American Oral History Project
  • Human Resources Department

Learn more about Founder's Day and current and past recipients of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medals and Award in Community Service here »