Join Montpelier in commemorating the 264th anniversary of James Madison's birthday during this annual wreath presentation ceremony in the Madison Family Cemetery.
Whats New at Montpelier
Current news and information
James Madison's 264th BirthdayMar 16 2015
South Yard GroundbreakingApr 18 2015
Join us for the South Yard Groundbreaking Ceremony.
We The People Magazine
Montpelier is pleased to launch the newest volume of its bi-annual magazine, We The People.
Meet the Madisons Tour
Enjoy an extended mansion tour before the rush of the crowds. Friday - Saturday at 10 a.m. 48-hour advance purchase required.
Be An Archaeologist
Take an excavation vacation with Montpelier Archaeology! 2015 dates are now posted.
State of the Constitution Lecture
Watch the video from September 17, 2014: "Is the U.S. Constitution Still Working?"
New Exhibits 2015
Montpelier unveils two new exhibits for 2015 featuring the iconic Dolley Madison and the Presidential Detective Story.
Brush up on your civic knowledge at the Robert H. Smith Center for the Constitution!
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.
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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