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.


James Madison's Montpelier

11350 Constitution Highway
Montpelier Station, 22957


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