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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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Kresgeville, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

My husband and I went to Charlottesville to see all three Presidents homes. We went to Ash-Lawn Highland, Monticello and Montpelier. Montpelier was very beautiful and educational. Personally, I enjoyed the Monticello more because it really meant a lot that most of the things inside the home were from Jefferson's era. Unfortunately, Montpelier was bought and sold by a family... More

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Portsmouth, Ohio, United States
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58 reviews 58 reviews
32 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

This was our third visit to Montpelier, and each time we have been impressed with both the improvements and the quality of the tours. Rooms that were fairly barren in the past have now been improved as they learn more about its original decor and furnishings. It is truly a beautiful place. On this most recent visit, we did one... More

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Vermillion, South Dakota
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

A must see for all! We went to Montecellio and ashlawn, this was far superior! The grounds are beautiful and Large, it never seems croweded or overwhelming. The tour guides were knowledgeable and encouraged you to ask questions, definitely not rushed, it was lovely. Take a pack lunch, tour the grounds and enjoy.

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Etters, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Every time my husband and I travel the I-81 corridor through Virginia, we talk about how we need to stop at Montpelier. This time, we finally did. And we were not disappointed. We arrived in time to take the Constitution tour, which we highly recommend as it was led by a secondary school teacher. At each stop and in each... More

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Hadley
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This place was beautiful! We took the two hour guided tour and we were glad we did. Learning about our constitution on July 4th was something we won't forget. The grounds were spectacular, wish had more time to have spent there.

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Mayfield, NY
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Fascinating home & story of the American Constitution & home that every American & politician should visit. Our docent guide, Kyle, was awesome. His presentation was point on. The National Trust for Historic Preservation has done a great job of saving Montpelier. The most poignant point that we came away with was the irony that the father of the American... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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66 reviews 66 reviews
12 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

If you have any interest in American history this is a must visit. I learned a lot about this founding father and saw a fantastic home. It is located about 30 minutes outside of Charlottesville.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I visited Montpelier first in Oct. 2013 with my husband. I returned in June 2014 with my kids, ages 9 and 13. Honestly, the 13yr old was not thrilled to go. He had even read Paul Jenning's book about slavery. Well, I can confidently say his attitude changed by the end. I could see their silver dollar size eyes as... More

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We went for a marvelous tour (James Madison and the Constitution). The guide was friendly, informed, and with a dash of humor thrown in. The home is beautiful. The on-going archaeological program is far reaching, cutting edge and inventive. Including opportunities for visitor participation (there are week long programs for those interested to join the in-house archaeology staff in the... More

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We have viewed a number of Presidential homes and were very surprised by this amazing gem in Montpelier, VA! The grounds are beautiful, the home and tour were extremely interesting (our tour guide, Bob, made it enjoyable, educational, fun and a gracious host! The view from the front porch was awesome with the view of the grounds and blue ridge... More

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