Gilmore Cabin Open


Enter the home of George Gilmore, born into slavery at Montpelier in 1810, and visualize the life he built for his family after Emancipation. This self-guided tour highlights the continuing struggle for African Americans during Reconstruction and the Gilmore family's eventual ownership of the land and citzenship.

The Gilmore Cabin is open to visitors every Saturday and Sunday, April - October, from 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Located on Rt. 20 across from the main entrance to James Madison's Montpelier. Admission is free.



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