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Join us and celebrate "the great birthday of our republic" and experience the 55th annual Independence Day Celebration and Naturalization Ceremony at Monticello.
David N. Saperstein, former U.S. ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom and prominent Reform rabbi, will be the featured speaker, addressing new citizens from around the world.
Following the ceremony, we will host a Jeffersonian Open House with free walk-through tours of Monticello from 11:15 am to 1 pm (the free walk-through tours are Sold Out).
- Remarks by Ambassador Saperstein at Monticello, July 4, 2017
- Jefferson Encyclopedia: the Statue of Virginia for Religious Freedom
- Video: Jefferson's three greatest achievements
Parking is available at Piedmont Virginia Community College. Shuttles begin running to Monticello at 7:30 am and will continue to return to PVCC throughout the day.
2016 Full Ceremony