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Montpelier - James Madison's Birthday FREE Admittance

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Name: Montpelier - James Madison's Birthday FREE Admittance
Date: March 16, 2013
Time: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM EDT
Event Description:
Tour the newly restored home of the Father of the Constitution and the gracious woman who inspired the title "First Lady" FREE on Constitution Day, September 17th.  Learn how curators are solving mysteries to restor ethe Madisons' furnishings and decor.  Watch archaelogists dig for buried Madison "treasure," or catalog the latest archaelogical finds.  Try your hand at 18th-century building techniquest and crafts in the Hands-On tent, or knead homemade biscuits in the coutdoor "kitchen."  Take a special tour fo the enslaved community sites.  Stroll the gadens, hike the old-growth forest, and enjoy all 2,650 acres through the changing seasons. 
Montpelier is laocated inthe heart of Virginia’s Piedmot, four miles southwest of Orange on Route 20.  We are 80 miles south of Washington, D.C., 28 miles north of Charlottesville, and 75 miles northwest of Richmond.  For more detailed directions, go to and click on VISIT
Date/Time Information:
April - October 9am - 5pm Last tour at 5 pm
November - March 9 am - 4pm Last tour at 4pm
Open daily; closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day
Contact Information:
540 672-2728
Montpelier members and children under 6 free.  Reduced adminssion for children 6 - 14, for National Trust members, and for groups.  Reducaed admission for group tours. 
Free on Constitution Day - Sept. 17
Free on James Madison's Birthday - March 16
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