Tour — Montpelier: James and Dolley Madison’s Home

Exhibit: The Gilmore Cabin • Saturday-Sunday, 11am-5pm

January 1, 2017 – December 31, 2017

6452Where: James Madison’s Montpelier

11407 Constitution Highway, Montpelier Station, VA 22957 • montpelier.org • Click here for directions.

When: Open Saturday-Sunday, 11am-5pm

Details: Enter the home of George Gilmore, born into slavery at Montpelier in 1810, and visualize the life he built for his family after Emancipation. This self-guided tour highlights the continuing struggle for African Americans during Reconstruction and the Gilmore family’s eventual ownership of the land and citizenship.

The Gilmore Cabin is open to visitors every Saturday and Sunday, April – October, from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Located on Rt. 20 across from Montpelier’s main entrance.

Admission is free.