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EDUCATION AT JAMES MADISON'S MONTPELIER

The Montpelier Foundation formed in 2000 with the goal of transforming James Madison’s historic estate into a dynamic cultural institution engaging the public with the enduring legacy of Madison’s most powerful idea: government by the people.

Robert H. Smith Center for the Constitution
The Robert H. Smith Center for the Constitution at James Madison's Montpelier offers world-class on-site and Web-enabled educational programming. The Center’s goal is to inspire participation in civic dialogue, improve the public’s understanding of the founding principles of the United States, and enable citizens to deepen their understanding of and participation in our democracy.

Archaeology at Montpelier
The Montpelier Archaeology Department identifies, investigates, and preserves the cultural resources at James Madison's Montpelier for future generations. The process of discovering and interpreting the lives of those who lived and worked at Montpelier is one that the public is encouraged to participate in. From in week-long programs, to volunteering on weekends, to university field schools, there are opportunities for individuals of all ages and to discover the past.

WE HOPE YOU'LL JOIN US!