Montpelier's Constitution Day Celebration
with Taste of Freedom


Bring your family and friends to Montpelier on Saturday, September 20 for a fun day of balloon rides, music, food, beer, wine, and fireworks.

Rain or Shine!

$10/family for non-Orange County Residents. $5/family for Orange County Residents. 

Liberty Ride Horse Parade

10:00 AM – Departs from Oakland Heights Farm as a group.
Noon – Arrive at Montpelier for lunch and viewing.

Tour the Mansion

Open house from 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM Complimentary tours of James Madison's lifelong home. New furnishings arriving daily add to the presidential splendor. 
Archaeology Site Interpretations 10:30 AM - 6:00 PM

Your Hosts: James and Dolley

Noon - James and Dolley will arrive at Montpelier at noon by carriage in the Liberty Ride Horse Parade.

For the Kids

10:00 PM – 5:00 PM Colonial Games

Historical Interpreters


Horse Drawn Carriage Rides

10:00 AM - 6:00 PM A 10-minute circuit of the property with Art Magner and his Percheron horses starting at the Temple. $5/adult and $2/child.




8:30 PM Festivities will conclude with a fireworks celebration.  

Last admission at 7:45.


Constitution Day Celebration

Taste of Freedom

11:00 AM – 7:00 PM Local Specialty Wine, Beer, and Cider Tastings.

$12 in advance or $20 at the gate (included complimentary Constitution Day admission)

Visit Taste of Freedom's website for wineries, cider houses and breweries listings and ticket information.


To learn more about Constitution Day and the Founding Fathers, visit