We The People 11 Montpelier spans 2,650 acres in Orange County, Virginia in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Observe native flora through three miles of forested walking trails. Restore your senses in the Annie du Pont Garden. Tour the mansion and delve into the personalities, styles, and friendships of James and Dolley Madison. Learn how archaeologists are piecing together the unwritten histories of Montpelier’s enslaved community. Expand your knowledge about Madison’s roles in crafting the Constitution, as well as Montpelier’s history during the Civil War and the Jim Crowe era. No need to leave your kids at home—we have kid-sized archaeology in the lab and touchable exhibits in Dolley’s kitchen. Our grounds are open to visitors year-round at no cost. Explore America’s founding roots.