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James Madison's Montpelier

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Address: 11407 Constitution Highway, Montpelier Station, VA 22957
Phone Number: 540-672-2728
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Historic home and burial site of James Madison and his wife Dolly.

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Montpelier is well worth the visit. A historical plantation that provides an educational experience, to include the fact that despite being considered as "the father of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Arlington, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Montpelier is well worth the visit. A historical plantation that provides an educational experience, to include the fact that despite being considered as "the father of the Constitution" Madison was a slave owner-an interesting dichotomy. The tour lasts about an hour and is well worth the 8.00 entrance fee. Our guide was excellent, and offered ample time for questions. When... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed visiting James Madison's home. They are still in the process of restoring it and when they are done it will be great. If you have mobility issues there is a rear accessible access. For some reason our tour guide did not mention it and two people with canes climbed the front stairs but do not let the... More 

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Palm Bay, FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We visited in July. Saw movie in visitor's center, then proceeded on tour in which the guide repeated all that we had just been told in the movie. Taken into a small room with a number of people. It was very hot and they had a fan that did nothing to improve temperature, but circulated body odors of those nearby.... More 

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Telford, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This ws my second visit to Montpelier. This time my wife and I took the special tour focusing on The Constitution. Our tour guide, Lucas, was exceptional in his knowledge and depth of understanding of Madison and The Constitution. We learned a great deal about both in an interactive and enjoyable way. Afterwards Lucas stayed around to answer more questions... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

While the home and lands are much smaller than that of Jefferson's Monticello, personally I preferred my visit to Montpelier. The price is more reasonable, the guides are more knowledgable, and it is a little less crowded. The home is gorgeous and you learn a lot about the Madison family and its guests. Don't miss out on walking the trails... More 

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Blue Ridge, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

I recommend the "Constitution Tour," which includes the house, and is very thorough in its discussion of Madison's contributions to the Constitution. Great for history buffs, MS/HS History or Government teachers, or any one interested in American law. Be sure to go beneath the house to see the "downstairs" aspect of running this large plantation. Also, check out the ongoing... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Most Americans believe Jefferson wrote the Constitution. He may have been the driving force behind it as Madison's mentor, but his successor as president is perhaps the most underrespected of all Commanders in Chief and his home shows this. It is a nice old mansion, but almost ignored. There is a pitiful lack of exhibits about The Supreme Law of... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

It is a beautiful drive from Charlottesville to Montpelier along route 20, and it is worth making the trip. If you enjoy a hike, there are some nice trails through an old growth forest on the property which we took advantage of. We took one of the focused tours, and it was very informative. The restoration is nicely done, and... More 

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Lake Placid, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We arrived at Montpelier too late in the day to really explore the way I would have liked. You can easily spend half a day or more here. We arrived around 3pm and only had time for the film and tour of the home. The film was terrific, the best interpretive film we saw during our week of historic travels... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This is a wonderful attraction to visit and learn about the history of James Madison. They have several walking tours to the outlet buildings and you were even able to visit the grave of James Madison and family.

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Additional Information about James Madison's Montpelier

Address: 11407 Constitution Highway, Montpelier Station, VA 22957
Phone Number: 540-672-2728
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Montpelier Station
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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