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Montpelier’s Equestrian Landscape Expedition

Explore Montpelier’s Equestrian Landscape

An Equestrian Expedition at James Madison’s Montpelier
Join us for an exciting behind-the-scenes tours, lectures, and hands-on learning about Montpelier’s equestrian past, present, and future as we lead up to the 89th running of the Montpelier Hunt Races on November 2nd 2024.

Over the course of the expedition we will explore the Madison and the duPont era equestrian landscapes, buildings, and artifacts as we explore horse-related topics from site and artifact conservation, transportation, sport, status, and expertise. Tour behind the scenes buildings like the duPont era stables and barns, visit archaeological sites where archaeologists have recovered horse-related artifacts, try your hand at metal detecting for 18th-19th century horse-related artifacts, and hear tours and lectures from leading experts in the field.

Costs and Payments

Cost: TBD

Deposit: TBD

We have payment options– a non-refundable deposit is all you need to reserve your space on one of our programs!

Note: Descendants and African-American community members are welcome to attend at no cost


Oct 30, 2024 - Nov 01, 2024


All Day


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