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Commemoration of the 272nd Anniversary of James Madison’s Birth

March 16, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

In honor of James Madison’s birthday, the United States Marine Corps Color Guard will lay the presidential wreath at the Madison Family Cemetery at Montpelier. The ceremony will begin at 11 AM and is free and open to the public. It will also be live-streamed on our Facebook page.

Highlights of Montpelier Tour” – 10 AM – 3 PM: Guided indoor/outdoor tour offered every half hour
Constitution Tour at 1:30 PM
President Madison took his role as commander-in-chief very seriously during the War of 1812. During the Battle of Bladensburg on August 14, 1814, Madison, accompanied by Secretary of War John Armstrong and Secretary of State James Monroe, personally rode out to observe the troops. He remains the only president engaged in battle while in office.


March 16, 2023
11:00 am - 12:00 pm


James Madison’s Montpelier
11350 Constitution Hwy
Montpelier Station, 22957
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