• Montpelier Archaeology Hosts Public Workshop to Rebuild 19th century Slave Cabin

    Caroline Godfrey

    February 6, 2014 - Montpelier Archaeology hosts log cabin workshop to reconstruct a 19th century slave cabin that was discovered in the 2010 Stable Quarter excavation. 

  • District winners advance to state level in Virginia’s ‘We the People’ competition

    Caroline Godfrey

    February 4, 2014 - Students study for months to defend knowledge of Constitution, Bill of Rights; advance to state-wide competitions on February 7–8 in Williamsburg, VA. 

  • Paul Jennings' Memoirs Added to ConText

    Caroline Godfrey

    February 1, 2014 - James Madison’s Montpelier celebrates Black History Month with the addition of an online, annotated version of Paul Jennings’ personal memoir, A Colored Man’s Reminiscences of James Madison, the first “insider’s memoir” of life in the White House.

  • Capstone in Montpelier Restoration Acheived with the Refurnishing of Mr. Madison's Library

    Caroline Godfrey

    January 15, 2014 - Join us on Presidents’ Day, February 17 for the grand opening of James Madison's refurnished library with book signing by Dr. Myron Magnet, author of The Founders at Home: The Building of America, 1735-1817, and specialty tours about Madison and the Constitution. 

  • Winter Landscapes at Montpelier

    Sandy Mudrinich, Montpelier Horticulture

    January 13, 2014 - Winter is a humble season. No frills. No distractions. No nonsense. A black and white season. We invite you discover the peace and serenity that envelopes Montpelier at this time of year as winter exposes and enhances the ever-present beauty of this compelling landscape.

  • Deck the Halls with Rings and Thimbles

    James Madison's Montpelier

    December 23, 2013 - In this season of giving, Montpelier shares with you some of our favorite gifts and treasures!

  • James Madison's Montpelier Joins Globe in Celebrating the Life of Nelson Mandela

    Communications Department

    December 6, 2013 - The Montpelier Foundation celebrates the life of South Africa’s former President, Nelson Mandela.  

  • Burmese Officials Look to Madison for Constitutional Reform Process

    Caroline Godfrey

    December 4, 2013 - Montpelier’s Robert H. Smith Center for the Constitution hosts workshop on federalism and constitutional reform processes for delegation from Burma (Myanmar).

  • With Thanks From Montpelier

    Kat Imhoff

    November 26, 2013 - In the First Presidential Thanksgiving Proclamation in 1789, George Washington gave thanks "for the peaceable and rational manner” in which our Constitution was achieved. In great part, he was thanking his friend James Madison, Father of the Constitution.

  • Archaeology Wraps up in the North Yard of the Mansion

    Matthew Reeves

    November 23, 2013 - The past week, Montpelier Archaeology completed its investigations in the North Yard of the mansion. They spent the last three months looking for traces of the Madison-era fenceline as it approaches the Temple and planting holes for the Pine Allee. Our archaeologists succeeded in both accounts and made many more interesting discoveries along the way!