Begin the day with an interpreter-led "We the People" trail walk on the 3.5-mile Montpelier Loop Trail at 9 AM, learning about Madison's role as an early environmentalist, managing Montpelier today, tree identification, and more. A second walk will be offered at 1 PM.
There is free admission to the House 9:30 AM-4 PM, and hands-on history activities and colonial games around the grounds 10 AM-5 PM. Mr. Madison will be at home and receiving guests all day.
Enjoy a variety of walking tours: Montpelier's Enslaved Community (10:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 2:30 PM); Archaeology (11:30 AM and 1:30 PM), and Garden and Grounds (11 AM and 2 PM). The archaeology lab and active archaeological dig sites will be open - come and learn about our newest discoveries.
In the Exchange Cafe at the David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center, enjoy a buffet of hamburgers, hot dogs, sides, and desserts for $10/adults, $5/kids. Or pack a lunch and picnic anywhere on Montpelier's 2,650 acres. Listen to live music while you eat; adults can also enjoy a cold Virginia craft beer for $5/glass.
Great live music! Spend some time at the Visitor Center listening to our local favorites ...