• Exhibit Commemorates 80th Running of the Montpelier Hunt Races

    Caroline Godfrey

    November 1, 2014 - Montpelier celebrates 80th running of the Montpelier Hunt Races with duPont tribute. New exhibit features equestrian legacy of Montpelier estate and steward.

  • Constitution Day 227

    Kat Imhoff

    September 17, 2014 - Today on National Constitution Day, we honor James Madison, Father of the Constitution and Architect of the Bills of Rights, for his leadership in the Constitution’s creation. 

  • The Elusive Dairy...

    Terry P. Brock

    September 9, 2014 - Archaeologists this summer have been looking for Madison's dairy house, and have a number of new surprising discoveries!

  • Fall and Winter Archaeology Expeditions Starting!

    Terry P. Brock

    September 4, 2014 - The Montpelier Archaeology Department is pleased to announce open enrollment for Excavation, Metal Detecting, and Cabin Reconstruction Expeditions!

  • "A Bill of Fare for every Month in the Year"

    Kyle M. Stetz

    September 4, 2014- Sussannah Carter provided our Demonstration Kitchen interpreters with a complete menu this weekend.  We used Carter's "supper" menu for August as we rounded out the month.  


  • James Madison's Montpelier to Convene Law Enforcement Training on U.S. Constitution

    Caroline Godfrey

    August 29, 2014 - Montpelier will host members of the law enforcement community for training on the U.S. Constitution

  • "Mrs. Madison ordered dinner to be ready at 3 as usual"

    Kyle M. Stetz

    August 26, 2014- 200 years ago this past weekend Paul Jennings set a table for dinner in Washington, D.C.  That meal was never consumed by the Madisons or their invited guests.  War had literally come to the doorstep, and dinner table, of the President's House.


  • Discovering the 18th Century Landscape at Montpelier, Part I

    Terry P. Brock

    August 21, 2014 - The discovery of an 18th century landscape wall by our archaeology team has shed a new light on the 18th and 19th century landscape at Montpelier.

  • "will not fail to be excellent..."

    Kyle M. Stetz

    August 18, 2014- A “Virginia Housewife” and “A Lady of Philadelphia” provided our Demonstration Kitchen interpreters with recipes this weekend.  Find out what these American and international recipes were on our Menu of the Week.  


  • Montpelier Welcomes BBQ Exchange

    Caroline Godfrey

    August 7, 2014 - The BBQ Exchange of Gordonsville brings destination dining to Montpelier's Visitor Center.