From December 26-31, kids ages 12 and under who visit with a paying adult receive free admission for any House tour.
Kids Are Free After Christmas
Please bring a donation for our food drive
As the holiday frenzy subsides, gather your family and friends and visit Montpelier. Between December 26 - 31, all kids ages 12 and under who visit with a paying adult get free admission for any House tour.
Tours will be offered each business day - Monday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday - between 10 am and 3 pm.
Bring your walking shoes and hike our 8+ miles of trails that wind through old-growth forests, horse pastures, and meadows. Stop by the archaeology lab to see and learn about the fascinating artifacts uncovered by our staff and participants in our public archaeology programs. Visit Mr. Madison's Temple, the Madison family cemetery, and the enslaved cemetery. At the David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center, browse the galleries, and do some post-Christmas shopping in the Museum shop, which features beautiful hand-crafted, locally-sourced items - wooden bowls, jewelry, pottery, scarves - and an impressive selection of books.
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 between Christmas and the New Year. 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.