North Kitchen (1845-1865)

Research & Collections

The North Kitchen was one of the few outbuildings left standing after the changes to the mansion grounds in the late 1840s.  This structure was in existence up until 1880.  Testimony of this building standing during the Civil War are the Civil War artifacts that archaeologists recovered during the excavation of this site in 2009.  Confederate buttons (including a Georgia button—complete with a temple!), carbine bullets, and knapsack hardware show the soldiers used the old Madison kitchen as a shelter during the winter encampment at Montpelier.

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