Directions

Center for the Constitution
 

To the Center for the Constitution

 

From Washington, D.C.
(about 2 1/2 hours):

From I-66 West, take U.S. Rte. 29 South (Exit 43A towards Gainesville/Warrenton) to Culpeper.  Exit onto VA Rte. 15 South towards Orange (NOT Business Rte. 15). Turn left onto Rte. 15 South.  Go approximately 17 miles to Orange.  At Orange, take a right at the second stoplight onto VA Rte. 20 South (W. Main St.; the Orange Courthouse will be on your right).  Continue on Rte. 20 South for approximately 3 miles. Turn left into main entrance of Montpelier. Directions from this point to the Center continue below...

From Fredericksburg
(about 1 hour):

Take I-95 South and exit onto VA Rte. 3 West towards Culpeper. Make a left onto VA Rte. 20 South; continue to the town of Orange.  Go right at the first traffic light (Caroline St.), straight through the next light, and then left at the three way STOP sign to continue on VA Rte. 20 South. Go about 3 miles past town. Turn left into main entrance of Montpelier. Directions from this point to the Center continue below...

From Richmond, VA
(about 1 1/2 hours):

Take I-64 West to the Orange/Palmyra Exit (Exit 136).  Exit onto Route 15 North to Gordonsville. Go through Gordonsville on Main Street (Rte. 15) until you reach the traffic circle. Exit traffic circle on U.S. Rte. 33 West, go for a hundred yards, then turn right onto VA Rte. 231 North (you will see a sign to Montpelier). Stay on Rte. 231 until you reach Somerset (about 6 miles). At intersection with VA Rte. 20, turn right. Go north on Rte. 20 for 2.3 miles to the main entrance of Montpelier. Turn right into main entrance. Directions from this point to the Center continue below...

From Charlottesville, via VA Rte. 29
(about 45 minutes):

Take Route 29 North to Ruckersville; then take a right onto Route 33 East. At Barboursville, take a left onto Route 20 North towards Orange. Go about 7.8 miles, and you'll see the main entrance to Montpelier on your right (main entrance is 2.3 miles past Somerset Center Store). Directions from main entrance to Center continue below...

From Charlottesville, via VA Rte. 20
(about 45 minutes):

Turn onto VA Rte. 20 North where it intersects with the 250 West Bypass. Take Rte. 20 up to Barboursville, turning left onto Rte. 33 East, then an almost immediate right to continue on Rte. 20 North towards Orange. Go about 7.8 miles, and you'll see the main entrance to Montpelier on your right (main entrance is 2.3 miles past Somerset Center Store). Directions from this point to the Center continue below...

Directions from Main Entrance:

Check in at the ticket booth.  Go over the big bridge.  You are now on South Montpelier Road.  Follow the road 0.6 miles (you will see the mansion straight in front of you) and turn left onto West Gate Road (the first STOP sign).  Then take the first right onto Laundry Road.  Follow Laundry Road around a farm pond.  The last brick building on your right is William and Peyton Lewis Hall, the academic building for the Center for the Constitution.  Parking is straight ahead, past the STOP sign.

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