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.

Expanding Our Search: More Excavations at the Southwest Yard

Terry Brock

July 14, 2014 - Our summer excavations continue their investigations of the Southwest Yard of the Montpelier Mansion, revealing additional features relating to Madison's 18th and 19th century landscape.

An Unexpected Turn: New Archaeological Discoveries at Montpelier

Terry Brock

June 9, 2014 - Last week, Montpelier archaeologists made an exciting discovery that  changes our understanding of the Montpelier landscape  and reveals new questions to investigate!

Back at the Mansion: Searching for Madison's Dairy

Terry Brock

Wrapping up the winter metal detecting expeditions atop Chicken Mountain, Montpelier Archaeology returns to the mansion in hopes of learning how the plantation landscape changed after James and Dolley returned to Montpelier from Washington.