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. Arrange to visit James Madison's Montpelier and other attractions in Montpelier Station using our Montpelier Station online travel planner .
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  • My husband and I last visited Montpelier 10+ years ago when it had only recently been taken over by the National Trust after decades of ownership by the Dupont family. At that time, the tour consisted...  more »
  • If you are visiting Monticello, include a stop at the nearby home of James Madison. Entry is half-price if you show a membership card for the National Trust for Historic Preservation. There are severa...  more »
  • This is a beautiful place and the views are magnificent. Our tour guides were awesome and knowledgeable  more »

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