Adult Group Tours

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The following tour packages/rates are available to groups of 20+ people. All tours, unless otherwise indicated, include the mansion. Reservations are scheduled based on availability. For more information or to inquire about availability, please contact:

Haley Backlund, Ticketing and Sales Manager
Email: hbacklund@montpelier.org
Telephone: (540) 672-2728 x148

Choose between a Montpelier Signature Tour... 

The classic, keystone experience of Montpelier touches on everything: Madison the man; The Constitution & Bill of Rights; Slavery, Madison’s worst regret; and Dolley Madison, our first First Lady.
1 hour. $16/person. Effective July 1, 2016 the group rate will become $18/person for groups of 20 or more.

Or a Specialty Tour...

Madison and the Constitution – Liberty, democracy, and the ideas that inspired a nation and changed the world come alive in this tour featuring the life and career of James Madison, Father of the Constitution, as well as the political philosophies and debates embodied in the U.S. Constitution. Gain a deeper understanding and appreciation for the "spirit" not just the "letter" of America’s greatest document. 1 hour. $16/person. Effective July 1, 2016 the group rate will become $18/person for groups of 20 or more.

Dolley Madison and the Women of Montpelier – Diverse, dynamic, and strong women—enslaved and free—founded, farmed, managed, and maintained Montpelier over the past 300 years. Learn how they navigated the oppressive boundaries of gender, race, and class while leaving a lasting influence on American society. 1 hour. $16/person. Effective July 1, 2016 the group rate will become $18/person for groups of 20 or more.

Or any of these Walking Tours...

Historic Landscape Tour — Explore both the natural and human landscape at Montpelier — home to champion native trees, rare flowers, unique specimen plantings, and 200 years of landscaping that is still being revealed daily by Montpelier's archaeologists. $16/person. Effective July 1, 2016 the group rate will become $18/person for groups of 20 or more. A tour of the mansion is not included.

The Gilmore Cabin: A Freedman's Farm — Visit the home of an emancipated family after the Civil War, and learn what life was like for newly freed slaves striving to make their way as citizens. $16/person. Effective July 1, 2016 the group rate will become $18/person for groups of 20 or more. A tour of the mansion is not included.

Big Woods Walk — Hike through the National Landmark Forest—a rare hardwood climax forest composed of towering poplars, stately oaks, and sprawling beeches. Guests will learn about ecology, conservation, and Madison's role as an early environmentalist. The trail is a gentle mile loop. $16/person. Effective July 1, 2016 the group rate will become $18/person for groups of 20 or more. A tour of the mansion is not included.

Civil War Trail and Confederate Encampment — Parts of the Confederate army parked in Montpelier's woods over the winter of 1863–1864. On this tour you will see the archaeological remains of those camps, and the recreated huts re-enactors have built to represent them. $16/person. Effective July 1, 2016 the group rate will become $18/person for groups of 20 or more. A tour of the mansion is not included.

Don't see what you're looking for?

We can customize a unique group tour experience with a curatorial, archaeological, constitutional, or other focus. To explore options, please contact:

Haley Backlund, Ticketing Sales Manager
Email: hbacklund@montpelier.org
Telephone: (540) 672-2728 x148

Adult Group Tours

 

Visitor Center

•  10,000 sq. ft. Visitor Center
•  Ample Bus Parking
•  Theater Presentation
•  Museum Gift Shop
•  Treasures of Montpelier Gallery
•  William duPont Gallery
•  Courtyard Café
•  Free Wi-Fi
•  Restrooms

 

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Map

James Madison's Montpelier
11407 Constitution Highway
Montpelier Station, VA 22957.
Located on Route 20, four miles south of the 
town of Orange.