Celebrate the anniversary of the U.S. Constitution with family and friends on the historic grounds of James Madison's Montpelier. This event is co-sponsored by Reynolds GM-Subaru.

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 ...
11 AM - 12:30 PM: Calvin Earl is a performing artist, musician, storyteller and documentary film maker specializing in the history of African American spirituals.
1 PM - 2:30 PM: Alex Caton and Nightbird will play traditional Appalachian, gospel, and early country music.
3 PM - 4:30 PM: The Jason Burke Band will close our the afternoon with 1960s and 1970s American and British rock and roll.

Venue

James Madison's Montpelier

11350 Constitution Highway
Montpelier Station, 22957

Contact

Christy Moriarty

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