Event — Montpelier: James and Dolley Madison’s Home

Montpelier Celebrates Black History Month

Where: James Madison’s Montpelier

11350 Constitution Highway, Montpelier Station, VA 22957

When: Saturday, February 13 – Monday, February 15, 2016

Details: In honor of Black History Month, Montpelier is offering special tours highlighting the arc of African American citizenship. Visit sites and original structures that bring to life the generations of enslaved individuals who lived at Montpelier, and discover their experiences as they transitioned through Emancipation and Reconstruction, into Jim Crow segregation, and finally, through the Civil Rights Movement. Journey from Slavery to Freedom Tour on Saturday at 2 PM; Madison and Slavery on Sunday at 1 PM; and Madison and the Constitution on Monday at 1 PM. Visit the Gilmore Cabin & Freedman’s Farm on Saturday to learn more about the struggle for African Americans during Reconstruction.

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