Inspiring participation in public affairs
in the spirit of Thomas Jefferson’s life, thought, and ideals.

Who We Are. The Jefferson Legacy Foundation of Ripton, Vermont is a non-profit,
non-partisan organization dedicated to celebrating, applying, and raising awareness of Thomas Jefferson's living legacy in a modern world.  Jefferson's legacy includes models for civic responsibility; active participation in society; revitalization of democracy; lifelong learning; service to others; and the pursuit of happiness.  Our programs, publications, projects, and partnerships serve K-12, college, and graduate students as well as life-long learners; educators; scholars and historians; government organizations; and civic and historical organizations. 

Man of the MillenniumThomas Jefferson Man of the Millenium multimedia presentation
Don't miss our multimedia presentation,
Thomas Jefferson: Man of the Millennium, produced with Colonial Williamsburg. See (and hear) how Thomas Jefferson best articulated the great ideas about freedom, responsibility, and possibility that have illuminated our history for the past thousand years.

Declaration of Independence, goals of public eduation written by Thomas JeffersonBroadsides
The Jefferson Legacy Foundation has published a set of three Broadsides, representing Thomas Jefferson's "triple faith" in self-government, religious freedom, and education: The Declaration of American Independence, The Statute of Virginia for Religious Freedom, and Goals for Public Education.
View them here.

Jefferson & AdamsJefferson & Adams, a play presented in Colonial Williamsburg
Read about our productions of Jefferson & Adams, Howard Ginsberg's play that tells the story of the turbulent 50-year friendship through the correspondence of Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and Abigail Adams.  The play communicates the spirit of the two great minds of American independence and the pivotal events that shaped history.

Lake Champlain Norther Journey of JeffersonThe Northern Journey
The Jefferson Legacy Foundation's exhibit, 1791:  Thomas Jefferson & James Madison in Vermont and Jefferson's Role in Vermont Statehood, provides visitors with a fascinating glimpse of late 18th century Vermont and America.

The Jefferson Legacy Foundation
Town Office Building, P.O. Box 76
Ripton, Vermont 05766
Phone 802-388-7676 Fax: 802-388-1776

Portrait of Thomas Jefferson by Jamie Wyeth.
 Used with permission of the artist. Copyright © Jamie Wyeth