Saturdays in July – 2:30 p.m. - James Madison’s MONTPELIER offers its FREE “Journey from Slavery to Freedom Walking/Driving Tour. Experience the African American transition from slavery to freedom. Visit sites and original structures that bring to life the generations of enslaved individuals who lived at Montpelier, and learn how citizenship in America evolved from slavery to Emancipation through Jim Crow to the present. This walking and driving tour will visit sites of enslavement near the Montpelier mansion, as well as the Gilmore Cabin and the 1910 Train Depot.
Tour is FREE and begins at the David M Rubinstein Visitor Center. James Madison's Montpelier is located on Route 20 in Orange, Virginia, 4 miles south of Orange, 25 minutes north of Charlottesville, and 2 hours south of Washington, D.C., at 11407 Constitution Highway, Montpelier Station, VA 22957. For more information go to www.montpelier.org or call (540) 672-2728 x450.