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James Madison's Montpelier

11407 Constitution Highway, Montpelier Station, VA 22957
540-672-2728
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Historic home and burial site of James Madison and his wife Dolly.
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Chesapeake, Virginia
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207 reviews 207 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

I scheduled a field trip to Montpelier for a group of 23 people. The educational coordinator did a fantastic job of communicating with me, and helping us pick out the best educational program for our group of various ages. We had a wonderful time and all of us, adults and children alike, learned SO MUCH. Montpelier is a beautiful place.... More

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Long Island
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

The Montpelier Foundation only become the steward of James Madison's Montpelier since 2000 and the restoration of this home wasn't completed until 2008 so we had never had the opportunity before to tour this wonderful property. Our guide was very knowledgeable and we learned so much about our 4th president of the United States. A quiet man, he spent much... More

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Another great plantation home and surroundings. For $2 more take one of the 2 hours tours offered beyond just the mansion tour. You will learn so much more of the former president. Good to see more diggings going on to learn more from that period of time.

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Tennessee
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Montpelier has been on our radar for a long time due to the public radio show-Your Weekly Constitution. We finally had an opportunity to visit but the date was not negotiable as it was on our way to another destination. We visited on the day designated as The Constitution Day Celebration held in conjunction with a wine festival. So, we... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We came here after Monticello and have to say we had a much better experience and felt we received much more information from the tour guides. The house has been restored since our last visit over 10 years ago and is beautifully done. The tour guides are exceptionally knowledgeable and were wonderful to talk to. Well done!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Not quite as furnished as Monticello, but still well done. There is still work to be done as it's only been a short time in reconstruction. Well worth the trip. The upstairs is mostly being used to tell Madison's story.

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New Jersey
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We visited Montpelier in August. We took the house tour. It was a very interesting place. The grounds are beautiful and they have a great app you can download to learn all about the grounds. Here's a tip - if you belong to the National Trust for Historic Preservation you get 50% off your admission and 10% off any purchases... More

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orlando
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71 attraction reviews
197 helpful votes 197 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Montpelier is only about 45 minutes or less from Charlottesville and worth the trip as there is so much history here. I would suggest you sign up for one of their tours and then walk through the museum while you wait for your tour. The guides are a wealth of knowledge and we left with a new appreciation for James... More

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Londonderry, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The second story library at Montpelier is the birthplace of our constitution as Madison did his study and research on forms of democratic government here before going to the Philadelphia convention. It was inspiring to be in that room even just briefly, to see the simplicity of it, and to appreciate the enormity of his contribution he made in the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We had an excellent person, Garnet Stevens, that gave the tour. Garnet patiently answered every question that my 5 yr old had asked. Montpelier does not have as many visitors as Monticello so you get to spend a bit more time delving into the history of the Madisons and the place. Montpelier and the surroundings are very serene and well... More

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