Log Cabin School


Join Montpelier's craftsmen in hewing logs to recreate one of the early 19th century slave quarters that was adjacent to the Madison's mansion. Participants will spend a week learning authentic wood working and joinery techniques that were used in Madison's era.

Based on information derived from archaeological excavations, this project will recreate the cabin that was lived in by Granny Millie, as described in the Marquis de Lafayette's visit in 1825.

This program will take place from February 16-22, 2014. During the program, participants can stay in the antebellum plantation home, "Arlington House," or for those wanting private rooms, there are other housing options around Montpelier, including lovely, local B&Bs.

For more information about this program, please contact Montpelier's Director of Archaeology and Landscape Restoration, Matt Reeves, at dig@montpelier.org.