Celebrate Black History 


Montpelier is honoring the arc of African American citizenship during Black History Month with special tours that illustrate the experience of Montpelier's enslaved community and America's transition through Emancipation, Reconstruction, segregation, and the Civil Rights Movement. 

  • Journey from Slavery to Freedom Tour - Saturday, 2/14, 2:00 PM
  • Gilmore Cabin & Freedman's Farm - Open Saturday, 2/14, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Madison & Slavery Tour - Sunday, 2/15, 1:00 PM
  • In the Time of Segregation - Daily, 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Gilmore Cabin

South Yard Artifacts

Paul Jennings



Learn more about the arc of African American citizenship in We The People, the official publication of James Madison's Montpelier.