Mansion (1865-1900)

Research & Collections

Following the Civil War, Montpelier changed hands several times but little else changed after those ordered by Benjamin Thornton.  It was only when the duPonts moved to Montpelier that changes to the landscape and mansion would happen again.

Photograph of the mansion taken in the 1870s showing a carriage in front of the Portico.  Image courtesy of the Valentine Richmond History Center.