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Special Event

Founder's Day and Jefferson's Birthday Celebration

Free Public Ceremony

Admission required for house tours.

West Lawn of Monticello
Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 9:45am to 11:00am

Monticello will mark the 273rd anniversary of Thomas Jefferson’s birth with a celebration and ceremony on the West Lawn with a pre-ceremony performance beginning at 9:45 a.m., featuring a keynote address by Marian Wright Edelman 2016 recipient of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Citizen Leadership.  A livestream of Edelman's address will be available at


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