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James Madison's Montpelier

11350 Constitution Highway, Montpelier Station, VA 22957-9900
+1 540-672-2728
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Beautifully presented home - well worth a visit

Beautifully preserved home of Americas 4th President James Madison & his wife Dolly. This was a... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Pam S
Adelaide, Australia
Worth the drive!

This was a wonderful experience for us. The grounds are impeccably maintained. The tour guide was... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Rebecca H
Saint Joseph, Missouri
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Montpelier is the lifelong home of James Madison, fourth President of the United States, Father of the Constitution, and Architect of the Bill of Rights; and his wife, Dolley, America's first "First Lady." The historic home and grounds are open to visitors and adult and student groups seven days a week. House tours are complemented by the permanent exhibition "The Mere Distinction of Colour"; walking tours; galleries; the Museum Shop; the Madison family and slave cemeteries; an archaeology lab and active archaeological dig sites; formal gardens; 8+ miles of forest trails, and award-winning food at the David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center's Exchange Cafe. Located 25 miles north of Charlottesville and 4 miles south of historic Orange on Route 20, Constitution Highway. Montpelier is administered by The Montpelier Foundation and is a National Trust Historic Site. Montpelier is a monument to James Madison, a museum of American history, and a center for constitutional education that engages the public with the enduring legacy of Madison's most powerful idea: government by the people.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
11350 Constitution Highway, Montpelier Station, VA 22957-9900
+1 540-672-2728
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Beautifully preserved home of Americas 4th President James Madison & his wife Dolly. This was a wonderful history lesson for us non-Americans, given by a very informative tour guide. The exhibits, gardens, burial ground & surrounds are very well presented, certainly worth a visit. They...More

Thank Pam S
Reviewed 4 days ago

This was a wonderful experience for us. The grounds are impeccably maintained. The tour guide was very informative without being boring. The home is being restored to its former glory. I learned so much about the Madison's. This should be a must visit for everyone!...More

Thank Rebecca H
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had an exceptional tour guide who made our visit to this historic place a first rate experience for us. His command of the information about the family and the estate was clear and he presented a comprehensive view of the life and times of...More

Thank Brian0ntheGo
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must see. Great facility, fantastic staff with great presentation skills. All staff members are extremely knowledgable and love what they do. Had a great day.

Thank alibH2792ZD
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had never visited this place although it's only about one hour + away from my husband's home town. I went solo as he wasn't feeling well. A tour I took was a guided mansion tour focused on James and Dolley Madison life at the...More

Thank Yumiko R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tour started by the individual leading it emphasizing that they are an interpreter not a guide; this should have been the first indication of what was in store for the tour. The tour consisted of 25% history of Montpelier, 25% on Madison and the...More

Thank Merrymonk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took a day off from our Battlefield touring to visit Montpelier, and I am so thankful that we did. What a beautifully restored home. The restoration was done so well, it really takes you back to that particular time and place in history as...More

Thank Travelgal0886
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was very impressed with tour through Montpelier. The guide not only took us through the beautiful house but at each step she explained the important events in American history that took place at the house or were caused by James Madison as he studied...More

Thank Jimindc2007
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The James Madison Montpelier mansion is an excellent piece of Americana and we had a terrific tour guide. There are some current short movies on the premises about the slaves Madison owned and how he treated them. Very moving presentations that pulled no punches. Be...More

Thank AbrahamLincolnCPA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The mansion tour was very good, and we learned things about James Madison we never knew before. Also hiked the trails around the grounds. Visiting Montpelier is a must.

Thank Tim G
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4 September 2017|
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Response from Tempusfugit2015 | Reviewed this property |
I dont remember now but access to the grounds is included in the tour ticket
15 January 2017|
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Response from Christy M | Property representative |
Dogs on leashes are welcome on the grounds and gardens of Montpelier. We also have several miles of trails that are free and open to the public every day during business hours; bring your dog with you for a walk! However... More
Matthew R
9 July 2016|
Response from Mrsleon2007 | Reviewed this property |
When we visited there was an archeology team working