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James Madison's Montpelier, Montpelier Station

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The historical home of James Madison, the fourth president of the United States, and his wife Dolley, James Madison's Montpelier served as the place where the president researched ideas that would become part of the U.S. Constitution. Tour the restored mansion where you can go inside the drawing room, dining room, and presidential library, filled with books and maps that reveal Madison's interests. See cryptology and writing duplicating machines, learn how to cook the foods made on the estate during Madison's time, and explore the extensive gardens. You can participate in hands-on activities in the restoration tent and archeology lab, and see scientists at work on the exposed excavation site. Kids have their own archeology lab they can work in and areas where they can play colonial kids' games. Be sure to see the introductory movie that highlights the history of the home. The former president is buried on site. Put James Madison's Montpelier on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Montpelier Station vacation planner.
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  • 1. They have a great job with this house. they do not shy away from Slavery. Two new exhibits talk about it. Shows a new light on Dolley and James. Gardens are amazing. I wish we spent more time here ...  more »
  • I really wish I had more time to spend at this location. They offer so many interesting tours but I was only able to complete the home tour. Seeing the beautiful house and artifacts truly connects you...  more »
  • Facilities supporting the tour experience very good. Though not crowded when we were there, parking appears somewhat limited. Due to nature of home ownership, furnishing are largely period appropriate...  more »