Event — Montpelier: James and Dolley Madison’s Home

Presidents’ Day Weekend

Where: James Madison’s Montpelier

11350 Constitution Highway, Montpelier Station, VA 22957

When: Saturday, February 18, 2017 to Monday, February 20, 2017

Make Montpelier a part of your weekend plans – Take our specialty tours, visit the Archaeology Lab, hike our 8+ miles of walking trails, peruse the galleries, and enjoy award-winning barbeque!

Details: During Presidents’ Day Weekend, Montpelier will be offering tours every half hour from 10 a.m.  – 4 p.m. Specialty tours include:

Saturday-Monday at 10:30 a.m.: “Madison and the Constitution” – Liberty, democracy, and the ideas that inspired a nation and changed the world come alive in this tour. Gain a deeper understanding of one of our country’s most influential documents, and the man who inspired its creation. $20/adults; $7/children 6-14; free/children under 6.

Saturday at 1 p.m.: “Journey from Slavery to Freedom” – Experience the African American transition from slavery to freedom. Visit sites and original structures that bring to life the generations of enslaved individuals who lived at Montpelier, and learn how citizenship in America evolved from slavery to Emancipation through Jim Crow to the present. Free walking/driving tour.

Sunday-Monday at 1 p.m.: “Montpelier’s Enslaved Community” – This walking tour of significant sites examines the one of America’s largest paradoxes: a nation where “all men are created equal” built by those who are denied the exact freedoms they were laboring to establish. Free walking tour.

Cost: Free

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