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Visiting Heads of State

The chart below provides a selection of visits to Monticello by heads of state (past & present) or persons on state visits.


Name & Title

1809 Aug 24President James Madison and First Lady Dolley Madison
1811 Sep. 14President James Madison and First Lady Dolley Madison
1815 Apr. or MayPresident James Madison and First Lady Dolley Madison
1825 Aug.President James Monroe
1903 June 17President Theodore Roosevelt and First Lady Enid Roosevelt
1936 July 4President Franklin Delano Roosevelt
1947 July 4President Harry S. Truman
  Sep.Prime Minister Sutan Sjahrir of Indonesia
1956 MayPresident Sukarno of Indonesia
1958 June 19President Theodor Heuss of the Federal Republic of Germany
1963 July 4Sir Robert Menzies, Prime Minister of Australia
1976 July 4President Gerald R. Ford
  July 10Queen Elizabeth II
1984 Apr.President Ronald Reagan
  Apr.His Highness the Aga Khan
1985 King Constantine of Greece
1987 Feb.President Jimmy Carter
1988 Queen Anne-Marie of Greece
  President Delvalle of Panama
1989 Sep.His Royal Highness El Hassan Bin Talal, the Crown Prince of Jordan
  Sep.His Royal Majesty Crown Prince Philippe of Belgium
  Sep.President and Mrs. George H. W. Bush
1990 Sep.President Árpád Göncz of Hungary
1991 Feb.Queen Margrethe of Denmark
  Sep.Prime Minister Lojze Peterle of Slovenia
  Oct.President Zhelyu Zhelev of Bulgaria
1992 Jan.President Mário Soares of Portugal
  JulyPresident René Felber of Switzerland
  JulyPresident Rafael Ángel Calderón Fournier of Costa Rica
  JulyPresident Violeta Chamorro of Nicaragua
  JulyPresident Alfredo Cristiani of El Salvador
  JulyPrime Minister George Price of Belize
1993 Jan.President-Elect William Jefferson Clinton
  AprilPresident Mikhail Gorbachev
  MayHis Holiness the Dalai Lama of Tibet
1994 Apr.President Otto Stich of Switzerland
  JuneTheir Majesties Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan
1996 Lady Margaret Thatcher of Great Britain
1998 Sep.Prime Minister Steingrímur Hermannson of Iceland
  Dec.Her Highness Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser Al Missned of Qatar
2002 JunePrime Minister Ivica Račan of Croatia
  Nov.Prime Minister Lionel Jospin of France
2003 MayPresident Mary McAleese of Ireland
  Oct.First Lady Jolanta Kwaśniewska of Poland
2004 Jan.President Fernando Cardoso of Brazil
  JunePresident Girma Wolde-Giorgis of Ethiopia
2006 Sep.President Mohammad Khatami of Iran
2008 Apr.First Minister Alex Salmond of Scotland
  Apr.Prime Minister Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland of Norway
2014 Feb.President Barack Obama
2014 Feb.President François Hollande of France
2016 Mar.Prime Minister Enda Kenny of the Republic of Ireland
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