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James Madison Museum

129 Caroline St, Orange, VA 22960-1532
+1 540-672-1776
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I travel to Orange for business about once a month. So one time I decided to check this out. Now... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
jimskysmith
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Kingsdale
This little museum will surprise and impress you.

We spent two hours here and enjoyed every minute of it. Upon entering, we were greeted by Bethany... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Bob P
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Princeton, New Jersey
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A presidential and cultural museum that features the Presidents Room, Black History Exhibit Room, a small gallery and a Temporary Exhibit Room. In the Presidents Room you will enjoy artifacts of Madison, Jefferson, Monroe and Z. Taylor. The Black...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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129 Caroline St, Orange, VA 22960-1532
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+1 540-672-1776
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I travel to Orange for business about once a month. So one time I decided to check this out. Now I am a history buff so I could stay in here all day. It's all about, obviously, James Madision

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent two hours here and enjoyed every minute of it. Upon entering, we were greeted by Bethany Sullivan, Museum Director and Curator. She led us from room to room for an overview, and then we were left to discover details on our own. The...More

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James Madison M... o, Manager at James Madison Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Bob, Thank you for taking the time to write this review, it is sincerely appreciated. I am delighted that you enjoyed your visit and hope that you plan to return when next in our area. Best Wishes - Bethany

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Reviewed April 2, 2018

This is a small museum just down the road from Montpelier. I wasn't sure it would be worth the visit because we were also going to Montpelier. I was wrong. This was well worth the time and small amount of money to visit. It is...More

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James Madison M... o, Manager at James Madison Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. I am delighted that you decided to visit and that you enjoyed the experience. Please come again when in Orange, Virginia.

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Reviewed February 25, 2018 via mobile

After visiting Montpelier mansion, take a few minutes to drive to Orange, Virginia to check out the James Madison Museum. 95% of the items are originals not re-creations. The black history exhibit has original pieces, furniture, tools, clothing, etc., worn and made slaves, other items...More

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James Madison M... o, Manager at James Madison Museum, responded to this reviewResponded March 1, 2018

Dear Anita - Thank you for writing such a detailed review; it is sincerely appreciated. I am delighted that you enjoyed your visit and were willing to share your experience with others. One little correction, it is President Zachary Taylor's bed from the White House,...More

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Reviewed November 14, 2017

Wifee and I visited this quaint little museum on our trip thru Virginia. It had a small parking lot right out front and wasn't crowded at all. We practically got a personalized tour and free bottle of water included. There is even a relocated house...More

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James Madison M... o, Manager at James Madison Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 25, 2017

It was really lovely to meet you - thank you for sharing your thoughts about the museum and your experience here. I hope you can return again!

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Reviewed October 14, 2017

I was expecting more of a local history museum with a few presidential items if that. I have to say I was pleasantly surprised by this museum. The lady who runs it has put in a tremendous amount of time and effort to give you...More

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James Madison M... o, Manager at James Madison Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to post a review and photographs. I am delighted that you enjoyed your visit and that you felt it was better than you'd anticipated. I hope we will have the pleasure of your company again soon.

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Reviewed October 3, 2017 via mobile

Don't miss this little Jewel ..... just a mile from Montpelier. A wealth of information local history. Learn something New every time I go. Don't miss it

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James Madison M... o, Manager at James Madison Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2017

Was delighted that you returned! Thank you for sharing your experience for others to read. We appreciate your support.

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Reviewed September 19, 2017

Sept 14th was my birthday and we were driving to visit James Madison Museum and House in Orange, VA. The museum is small, but very nice. The museum is ran by Bethany and she gave us a tour. Stop by the museum first and then...More

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James Madison M... o, Manager at James Madison Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 25, 2017

Hi, Lizz, I posted the photo - it was such fun meeting you and your husband! Thank you for the donation; hopefully, you received the card for your taxes this year. I hope that your birthday trip might become annual - Best Wishes -

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Reviewed September 11, 2017

This is a must visit if you are in the area. Great facility and great staff. We had a great time and learned about American History.

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James Madison M... o, Manager at James Madison Museum, responded to this reviewResponded September 16, 2017

Thank you for choosing to visit and for posting your thoughts about your visit with us. I hope you can return soon.

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Reviewed May 30, 2017

My wife and I volunteer at James Madison's Montpelier and have taken tours there many times, but I had not previously been to the James Madison Museum in Orange. Today we took friends to Montpelier, then stopped at the James Madison Museum to see what...More

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James Madison M... o, Manager at James Madison Museum, responded to this reviewResponded June 1, 2017

It was delightful meeting both of you and your two friends! Your knowledge of James, Dolley and Montpelier was evident and enabled us to chat more deeply. Thank you for writing about your visit with us. I sincerely hope you return soon.

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