At 10:30 a.m., in honor of James Madison's birth on March 16, 1751, the George Washington Chapter will place a wreath at the grave of President Madison, hailed as the "Father of the Constitution."
There will not be a formal commemoration at Montpelier this year, although there may be brief remarks by the Montpelier staff and Marine Corps representatives. At 11:00 a.m. a Marine Corps contingent will place a Presidential wreath in honor of President Madison; the Marine Corps wreath-laying will be live-streamed on the Montpelier Facebook page.
Please be advised that Montpelier is about a 1 3/4 hour drive from Alexandria under ideal conditions and the gravesite is a 15 to 20-minute walk from the parking area.
The mansion will be open for tours between 10:00 a.m. and 3 p.m., at your option.