Montpelier Introduces New Specialty Tours!
Visitors can now enjoy three new specialty tours that will be offered daily and include visits to the mansion, as well as to less traveled locations such as the mansion cellars, Mr. Madison’s Temple, and Montpelier’s special collection galleris. Discover a new Montpelier today!
General admission ticket price for the Signature tour […]
Have you always wanted to go upstairs at Monticello? These exclusive, daytime tours take you behind the scenes: to bedrooms once occupied by members of the Jefferson family on the second floor; to the iconic Dome Room on the third floor; and to the new, interactive “Crossroads” exhibition under the house. You’ll see unique interior […]
The Orange County area was first settled in 1714, when Alexander Spotswood (Lt. Governor of Virginia from 1710 to 1722) established Germanna as an English frontier settlement for indentured German metalworkers and their families.
In 1734 the county was established and named in honor of William, Prince of Orange, and husband of Anne, Princess Royal of […]
Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Orange, Virginia, Montpelier was the lifelong home of James Madison. Madison was raised at Montpelier, lived here after his marriage to Dolley, returned here after his presidency, and died here in his study surrounded by the books and papers that marked so much of his […]