Today, Montpelier’s property boundaries encompass at least five plantations from the Madison era. This blog explores how we discovered this aspect of present-day Montpelier, why this occurred, and a little background on each of these plantations.
What did the Archaeology Team find in the South Yard?
What does archaeology tell us about how Black laborers enslaved by the Madisons took care of the health and well-being?
The Archaeology Team is starting to do survey at the Overseer’s House…and beginning our paperless system! Read to learn how you can follow along from home!
Learn how archaeologists figure out where to dig, and how you can help!
Metal detecting led us to the spot to find the Overseer’s House! Learn how!
The Archaeology Department is beginning a new period of excavations at the Madison Home Farm – beginning with the Overseer’s House!
Read about how one of our Expeditioners helped uncover a special artifact – and discover what it was!
Read about how archaeologists use stratigraphy to examine the history of tree plantings at the Pine Alley!