SITUATED ON THE BEAUTIFUL KENWOOD CAMPUS, the Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies supports a global network of Thomas Jefferson scholars. Kenwood campus is comprised of the Jefferson Library and Kenwood.

The Jefferson Library, the first free-standing library dedicated to the study of a Founder, combines the power of place with the power of ideas. Built to complement the historic Kenwood house, the 15,500-square-foot library features a contemporary reading room with a two-story semicircular bay window.

Jefferson Library Spaces

Robert H. and Clarice Smith Reading Room

The Reading Room can be used for dinners, scholarly talks, and receptions. Here guests have the opportunity to dine amidst more than 40,000 volumes detailing Jefferson's life and early American history.

Berkeley Room

The Berkeley Room is a large, state-of-the-art board room equipped with complete audio-visual equipment, a retractable screen, and teleconferencing capabilities. Maximum capacity: 22 seated around a conference table.

Trustees Room

The Trustees Room is a smaller conference room equipped with audio-visual equipment and a retractable screen. Maximum capacity: 10 seated around a conference table.

Nichols Room

Adjacent to the Trustees Room, the Nichols Room is a comfortable and intimate space, ideal for small lunches or as a breakout space for meetings. Maximum capacity: 20 seated at two round tables, 16 seated at one large rectangular table.

To inquire about hosting your event at one of our venue spaces, please fill out the Event Inquiry Form. Or contact us at 434-984-9821 or