February 1, 2014 - James Madison’s Montpelier celebrates Black History Month with the addition of an online, annotated version of Paul Jennings’ personal memoir, A Colored Man’s Reminiscences of James Madison, the first “insider’s memoir” of life in the White House.
January 15, 2014 - Join us on Presidents’ Day, February 17 for the grand opening of James Madison's refurnished library with book signing by Dr. Myron Magnet, author of The Founders at Home: The Building of America, 1735-1817, and specialty tours about Madison and the Constitution.
January 13, 2014 - Winter is a humble season. No frills. No distractions. No nonsense. A black and white season. We invite you discover the peace and serenity that envelopes Montpelier at this time of year as winter exposes and enhances the ever-present beauty of this compelling landscape.
November 26, 2013 - In the First Presidential Thanksgiving Proclamation in 1789, George Washington gave thanks "for the peaceable and rational manner” in which our Constitution was achieved. In great part, he was thanking his friend James Madison, Father of the Constitution.
November 23, 2013 - The past week, Montpelier Archaeology completed its investigations in the North Yard of the mansion. They spent the last three months looking for traces of the Madison-era fenceline as it approaches the Temple and planting holes for the Pine Allee. Our archaeologists succeeded in both accounts and made many more interesting discoveries along the way!