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2023 Region of The Virginias Fellows Fête
March 18 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
2023 Fellows Fête
March 18, 2023
The Grand Salon & DuPont Gallery of the Visitors Center
James Madison’s Montpelier
Memorial to the Enslaved Community
Museum of American history
Available Tours / Activities
Saturday afternoon UVA Tour (details TBD)
5:00 pm Cocktail Hour
5:45 pm Group Photo
6:00 pm Introductions – Class of 2023 Fellows
6:20 pm Dinner
Virginia’s New Student Health & Wellness Building
Alice Raucher, FAIA has graciously arranged a brief tour on Virginia’s grounds of their new Student Health and Wellness building, located on their new Brandon Green Street. The tour will be Saturday afternoon and specific times and details will be confirmed via email in the next few weeks.
Public tours of the home are available on Saturday and Sunday. The last reservation on Saturday is 3:00 pm. You can make a reservation online using this link. The tickets are $36 per person and the RSVP for the tours becomes available for reservations two weeks prior to the date.
Directions to Montpelier
Directions from your location are available at the link below, the GPS address is:
11350 Constitution Highway Montpelier Station, VA 22957
(Do not take Chicken Mountain Road – State Route 639).
If you are staying in or near Charlottesville and would like to carpool or would prefer organized transportation to the Fête, please note this in your RSVP and pending response, carpools will be developed and organized transportation may be considered.
Hotel Accommodations and Transportation
Those staying overnight can use the link below to hotels in the Charlottesville and Orange County area around Montpelier. In addition, Montpelier offers some housing on their property. They have five houses, called the Constitutional Village; they are rustic homes built by Marion DuPont Scott, mainly for employees when Montpelier was a large working horse farm. The homes are set up similarly to hotel rooms with some shared facilities. You can call Montpelier. They are a 10-minute walk on the grounds to the Visitors Center and $175/night. See link below.
Montpelier also referenced The Inn at Willow Grove, bed and breakfasts such as The Holladay House, Inn on Poplar Hill, Mayhurst Estate among others. You can call them to check availability and rates. Accommodations for the many offerings in Charlottesville and the surrounding area can be found online.