Farm Complex

Mansion & Grounds

Center of the Farming Operations

The Farm Complex was the center of the Madison farm operations. It was here where the Montpelier slaves lived and worked, nearby the tobacco and wheat fields that they tended. Archaeologists have uncovered the remains of a tobacco barn complex that was later transformed into a threshing house.  This structure is just across from Mount Pleasant along the visitor walking path.  Closer to the base of Chicken Mountain, archaeologists have also located the remains of the quarters for field slaves occupied during the Madison retirement years. 

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Teeth from a Madison threshing machine discovered in the Farm Complex.