Dig It! Archaeology Tours at Montpelier

The Montpelier Archaeology Department is holding a series of monthly tours that highlight the many different components of the archaeological discovery process, including Locating, Excavating, Analyzing, and Reconstructing archaeological sites on the property. On these tours, you will see sites that have been located by the archaeology department, and explore the ongoing excavations and analysis being conducted by our staff!
Archaeology in Action - Click on date below to register for a tour
April 21: Hands-on Tour at the lab
May 12: Civil War to Freedom Tour
June 16: Hands-on Tour at the dig site
July 14: Hands-on Tour at the lab
August 18: Hands-on Tour at the dig site
September 15: Hands-on Tour at the dig site
October 27: "The Great Beyond" Cemetery Archaeology Tour

  • 11407 Constitution Hwy
  • Montpelier Station, VA 22957

Region: Regional - Orange County

Dive into the history of American democracy at Montpelier, home of James and Dolley Madison - Father of the Constitution, Architect of the Bill of Rights, and America’s 1st First Lady. It was at Montpelier where Madison studied 400 years of democracies past to create the U.S. Constitution, one of the most important political documents ever written.... more