Open Daily, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm – Tickets Are Available Online.

Home Holiday Open House

Holiday Open House

James Madison’s Montpelier invites you to a community holiday event. Take a break from the holiday frenzy to relax and enjoy the season with a bit of history and tradition.

Online sale price will be available until Friday, December 8 at 3:00 PM. On-site Ticket price will be available from 3:00 PM – 6:30 PM for $20/Adult; $15/Youth and Free/Child 11 and under.

Make Montpelier a Part of Your Holiday Tradition

The Madisons’ home will be decorated according to 19th-century customs. Open house tours will be from 4PM-7:30PM. At the David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center, browse the galleries and do some holiday shopping in the Museum Shop. Let the kids do some holiday crafting with Paint it Orange. Cookies and cider will be available for purchase. Become a member, and receive a discount in the gift shop.

Come early and bundle up and head out into the brisk weather, walking along Montpelier’s 8+ miles of trails through horse pastures, meadows, and old-growth forests.

Last entry to House at 7:30 PM.

You Can Give Back!

Support our Holiday Donation Drive for Orange County Animal Shelter

James Madison’s Montpelier is accepting donations to support the Orange County Virginia Animal Shelter as they humanely care for animals in need of assistance. Your donation, particularly during this holiday season, will be greatly appreciated.

Please consider bringing a donation when you plan your visit! Learn more about what is needed here.

Step Into the Virginia Foothills and Spend the Weekend in Orange County

James Madison said: “Let me recommend the best medicine in the world: a long journey, at a mild Season, thro’ a pleasant Country, in easy stages.” Step into the Virginia Foothills this weekend.

Take in the breathtaking Blue Ridge Mountain vistas and the pastoral landscapes. Relax at a bed and breakfast. Experience the quiet solitude of winter as you hike in Shenandoah National Park. Taste Virginia wines. Stroll along quaint town streets and enjoy fine dining and eclectic shopping. Explore Civil War sites and historic landmarks. Learn more about the many experiences that await you in Central Virginia.


Dec 08, 2023


4:00 am - 8:00 pm


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