Student Field Trips
What's a field trip to Montpelier like? All students receive a guided tour of the Madisons' beloved home led by one of our specially trained educators. House tours are tailored to fit any grade-level and cover many historical topics.
Teachers can also add up to three educational programs to their field trip at no additional charge. These programs allow for greater exploration of topics ranging from Madison's upbringing to Montpelier's ongoing archaeology, from the enslaved community to the Constitutional Convention.
Group leaders, allow at least 90 minutes for a basic mansion visit; allow another hour for each additional program (see below).
Following is a list of our school programs for the 2012-2013 school year. Programs are hands-on, interdisciplinary, and complement the Virginia History and Social Science Standards of Learning.
Colonial Games (K-2)
Madison at Home (2-6)
Dearest Dolley (2-6)
In Service to Madison (3-6)
No Press Allowed! (5-7)
America's MVP (5-8)
Farming Forests (5-12)
Treasures in the Attic (5-12)
These Walls Can Talk (5-12)
Trails to Trees (K-12)
Digging Up the Past (5-12) - Seasonal
All Other Persons (7-12)
The Pendulum of Politics (7-12)
Enemies Foreign and Domestic (7-12)
Conviction and Conscience (10-College)
The Gilmore Farm (4-12) March-November
You Design It!
Interested in a Montpelier field trip?
Reservations are required for all school programs, which are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations must be placed in advance and require a minimum of 15 students.
Admission is $10/student. Teachers and chaperones accompanying a student group in a ratio of 1:10 are also $10. There is one complimentary ticket for each reserved tour. Montpelier welcomes visitors with disabilities; advance notice is greatly appreciated.
Contact Ellen Blackmon with questions or to make a reservation: email@example.com or (540) 672-2728 x402.