Archaeology Housing Facility
Arlington House is an antebellum home located on the Montpelier property where program participants stay. Located within a 20 minute walk of the archaeological site and lab.Thanks to donations,the archaeology department has been able to restore the home into a residential facility that includes two kitchens, 5 full bathrooms and 8 bedrooms. While participants share rooms, special arrangements can be made for private rooms for couples. The house features air conditioning, wifi (for e-mail), cable tv, and a phone.
The house was built in 1850 by the Newman family (neighbors to Montpelier) and the grounds around Arlington contain one of the only standing slave quarters on the property. The property was purchased by the duPonts in 1901 when they bought Montpelier. In 1905, the duPonts expanded the house. One of the more interesting parts of its history is its use as a recuperation hospital for World War I soldiers.