Robert H. Smith Center for the Constitution


America's Premier Constitutional Training Center

The Robert H. Smith Center for the Constitution at James Madison's Montpelier offers world-class on-site and Web-enabled educational programming. The Center’s goal is to inspire participation in civic dialogue, improve the public’s understanding of the founding principles of the United States, and enable citizens to deepen their understanding of and participation in our democracy. With the Center, you can:

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Also be sure to check out Your Weekly Constitutional, a public radio program produced in partnership with James Madison's Montpelier, where host Stewart Harris interviews the nation's top voices on constitutional issues. Catch episodes, like "The Mind of a Madison Scholar," weekly on air or online.


"Knowledge will forever govern ignorance: And a people who mean to be their own Governors, must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives."

— James Madison to W. T. Barry, 1822