Excavate: Archaeology Expedition at Montpelier

Peel back 250 years of landscaping, one layer at a time, to learn how the grounds of Montpelier became a trove of champion trees and unique plantings, cultivated with great care and attention over generations of preservation.
Begins at the David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center.

  • 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