James Madison's Montpelier
Visit the past at James Madison’s Montpelier, where American history is interpreted from the early colonial republic through the Jim Crow era. The presidential estate was the home of the Father of the Constitution; his wife Dolley, America’s first “First Lady”; and six generations of enslaved African Americans. With more than 2,600 acres to explore, guided tours, robust onsite and virtual programming, a museum shop, the Annie duPont Formal Garden, seasonal hands-on archaeology programs, and 8+ miles of walking trails winding through forests, meadows, and pastures, Montpelier has something for everyone. Montpelier bridges the past to the present through the lens of the U.S. Constitution and engages visitors in elevated conversations about rights and our nation.