Make Montpelier part of your holiday season! Explore the home of James and Dolley Madison by candlelight and learn about 19th-century Christmas customs of the early American republic.
We The People
The latest issue has arrived! Read it online and discover what's new at Montpelier.
Whats New at Montpelier
Current news and information
A Candlelight Christmas
Take an excavation vacation with Montpelier Archaeology!
The Future of Civic Education
The Robert H. Smith Center for the Constitution and Justice Sandra Day O'Connor Collaborate on the Future of Civic Education
Slave Quarters Revealed
Archaeology wraps up a four-year research grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities that focuses on slave life at Montpelier.
Log Cabin SchoolFeb 16 2014
Brush up on your timber-framing skills at Montpelier's Log Cabin School, where participants will help recreate a 19th century slave cabin.
Student Field Trips
Everyone knows Montpelier as the lifelong home of President Madison, but we'd like you to think of it as part of your classroom, too!
We the People Magazine
Montpelier is pleased to launch the second volume of its bi-annual magazine, We The People.
Birds at Montpelier
At Montpelier we are visited by over 100 species of birds each year, making us an ideal spot for birdwatching in Central Virginia. Don't forget your binoculars!
Meet the Madisons Mansion Tour
Enjoy an extended mansion tour before the rush of the crowds. Friday-Saturday at 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
48 hour advance purchase required.
The Montpelier Tour App
Stay. Play. Get Away...
Unwind in Orange County! Pastoral landscapes, picturesque forests, and breathtaking views of Virginia's Blue Ridge are always part of your experience at James Madison's Montpelier.
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