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Highlights of Montpelier Tour

May-October: Open 7 days

Tour Tickets are Released One Week in Advance

This one-hour guided tour is the most popular way to experience the historic house. Explore the histories and legacies of James and Dolley Madison, the Enslaved Community, and the Constitution as you journey through the landscape and inside the Madisons’ home.

$36/Adult (18+), $16/Youth (12-17), Free/Child 11 and Under:

  • Montpelier does not rely on government support and is funded through visitation, grants, donations, and memberships. When you pay the small transaction fee, you’ll be helping make an impact on Montpelier’s mission. Thank you!

The Tour at a Glance:

  • one-hour guided tour
  • includes indoor and outdoor locations within the historic core
  • includes both floors of the historic house
  • moderate walking and stairs included on the tour route
  • tours operate RAIN or SHINE: wear comfortable shoes and weather appropriate clothing

NOTE: The free child 11 & under ticket does not apply to camps, learning centers, or other groups. To book a field trip, please contact Emily Stanfill at

Your ticket purchase also includes all-day self-guided access to:

  • Mere Distinction of Colour exhibition
  • David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center and Museum Shop
  • Madison Family and Enslaved Community cemeteries
  • Annie duPont Formal Garden
  • Mr. Madison’s Temple
  • 8+ miles of walking trails
  • and more

48-Hour Cancellation and Exchange Policy

All purchases are subject to a 48-hour cancellation policy. Tour tickets may be cancelled or exchanged up to 48 hours prior to the date of the tour, Tickets are non-refundable within 48 hours of the tour date.


May 22, 2024 - Nov 04, 2024


10:00 am - 3:00 pm


James Madison's Montpelier
James Madison's Montpelier
11350 Constitution Highway, Montpelier Station, VA 22957
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