FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - May 19, 2016
Media Contact: Alex Tyre
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – Relive the turbulent days of the American Revolution when war came to Virginia and British soldiers captured the mountaintop at The British Invasion at Monticello on June 18th and 19th. The 2-day, family-friendly event features Jack Jouett’s legendary ride, Jefferson’s narrow escape from capture and the British raid on Thomas Jefferson’s plantation.
Virginia militia, British Dragoons and Redcoats bring the Revolutionary War to life. Guests can explore soldiers’ encampments, meet reenactors and learn more about this crucial period in American history. Guests are invited to experience a variety of activities throughout the weekend including musket, rifle and cannon demonstrations, kids’ militia muster and more!
About The Thomas Jefferson Foundation at Monticello
The Thomas Jefferson Foundation was incorporated in 1923 to preserve Monticello, the home of Thomas Jefferson, in Charlottesville, Virginia. Today, the foundation seeks to engage a national and global audience in a dialogue with Jefferson’s ideas. Monticello is recognized as a National Historic Landmark and a United Nations World Heritage Site. As a private, nonprofit organization, the foundation’s regular operating budget does not receive ongoing government support to fund its twofold mission of preservation and education. About 440,000 people visit Monticello each year. For information, visit monticello.org.