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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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  • Interesting tour of James Madison's home. History, decorations, slave tour, Dolly Madison tour and formal gardens. If you are going for the trifecta, Monticello, Highland then Montpelier is a must. On...  more »
  • The ground are not original restoration there is a horse track there from a previous wealthy owner, the tour was so heavy handed in PC that I was disgusted enough to leave.  more »
  • The presentations given at both the house tour and the enslaved community tour were very good - equal to, if not better than those at Monticello. Due to timing, we took the enslaved community tour pri...  more »