A weekend of specialty tours and Civil War reenactments that retrace General Robert E. Lee's retreat to the hills surrounding Montpelier and the Army of Northern Virginia's 1863 winter encampment.
Whats New at Montpelier
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Civil War EncampmentAug 8 2014
America Under Fire
On September 3-4, Montpelier hosts a bicentennial symposium about Mr. Madison's War and the Burning of Washington City.
War of 1812 Exhibit
Learn about the causes and impact of "Mr. Madison's War" in this special exhibit in the mansion's second floor exhibit space.
We the People Magazine
Montpelier is pleased to launch the third volume of its bi-annual magazine, We The People.
Brush up on your civic knowledge at the Robert H. Smith Center for the Constitution!
Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides
Scenic horse-drawn wagon rides that travel a 20-minute circuit on the property. Weather permitting.
Meet the Madisons Tour
Enjoy an extended mansion tour before the rush of the crowds. Thursday-Sunday at 9:00 a.m. 48-hour advance purchase required.
Visit with Mr. Madison
James Madison will once again greet visitors at his storied home on select dates.
Take an excavation vacation with Montpelier Archaeology!
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.
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!
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!
Rural Roots Member
The Rural Roots Consortium is made up of businesses and organizations located in the heart of beautiful Central Virginia.
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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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