Free Holiday Open House at James Madison's Montpelier

Montpelier will open its doors for a free community holiday event, in a gesture of thanks for the ongoing support of our neighbors and friends. Take a break to relax and enjoy the season with a bit of history, tradition, and family-friendly activities. The Madisons' home will be decorated according to 19th-century customs. Mr. and Mrs. Madison will be at home and greeting guests. At the David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center, enjoy visits with Santa, kids' crafts, a delicious buffet prepared by the Barbeque Exchange, and free cookies and cider. Browse the galleries and do some Christmas shopping in the Museum Shop, where you'll get a 10% discount and an opportunity to win a $200 shopping spree. Bundle up and enjoy the brisk weather, walking along Montpelier's 8+ miles of trails through horse pastures, meadows, and old-growth forests.

  • 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