Make Montpelier a part of your weekend plans - Take specialty tours, hike 8+ miles of walking trails, peruse galleries, and enjoy award-winning barbeque! Porkapalooza attendees, take note of our special offer!
Montpelier is Offering Special Tours February 18-20
During Presidents' Day Weekend, Montpelier will be offering tours every half hour from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Specialty tours include:
Saturday-Monday at 10:30 a.m.: "Madison and the Constitution" - Liberty, democracy, and the ideas that inspired a nation and changed the world come alive in this tour. Gain a deeper understanding of one of our country’s most influential documents, and the man who inspired its creation. $20/adults; $7/children 6-14; free/children under 6.
Saturday & Sunday at 1 p.m.: "Journey from Slavery to Freedom" - Experience the African American transition from slavery to freedom. Visit sites and original structures that bring to life the generations of enslaved individuals who lived at Montpelier, and learn how citizenship in America evolved from slavery to Emancipation through Jim Crow to the present. Free walking/driving tour.
Monday at 1 p.m.: "Montpelier's Enslaved Community" - This walking tour of significant sites examines the one of America's largest paradoxes: a nation where "all men are created equal" built by those who are denied the exact freedoms they were laboring to establish. Free walking tour.
Attending Porkapalooza 2017 at Barbeque Exchange this Weekend?
Bring your wristband to Montpelier and get 1/2 off any ticketed tour!
Did you know that the award-winning Barbeque Exchange in Gordonsville - minutes from Montpelier - prepares the delicious food at Montpelier's Exchange Cafe? They also throw a great Porkapalooza party, and this year it's February 18-19.
Montpelier invites all Porkapalooza attendees to visit us this weekend. Present your wristband at the Visitor Center, get 1/2 off any ticketed tour, and walk off your calories on Montpelier's 2,650 acres that includes miles of walking trails, gardens, and more! Can't make it either day? The offer is good through the end of the month, so hang on to your wristband. We look forward to welcoming you to Montpelier!