After restorations that have taken more than six months, Montpelier Mansion has thrown open its doors to visitors once again.
But don't look for a new look — or even a facelift on the 18th-century Georgian beauty.
Almost all the restoration work took place behind the scenes, in the cellars and crawl spaces.
The result is designed to keep the historic landmark looking its best for another couple of centuries, according to Don Graham, Montpelier's assistant facilities manager.
Regular visitors may notice a few changes: Overgrown boxwoods near the front and river-side entrances have been removed; two terraces built on either end of the mansion in the mid-1900s are...