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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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Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Historic home and burial site of James Madison and his wife Dolly.

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This was one of the three Presidential homes we visited in Virginia. It was so interesting and is still in restoration. We enjoyed it the most of Jefferson, Madison and Monroe's... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Coon Rapids, Minnesota
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Coon Rapids, Minnesota
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This was one of the three Presidential homes we visited in Virginia. It was so interesting and is still in restoration. We enjoyed it the most of Jefferson, Madison and Monroe's homes. We recommend all three but if you only have time for one make it this one.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I have been to Montpelier twice now. I work for another historic home in the area so I enjoy checking out how others present themselves. My last visit was in January of 2014, the guide was dull and the tour seemed to drag on and on. This time however, it was quite pleasant. My father was in town and he... More 

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Bowie
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

We were in the area, and I had heard (of course) of James Madison, but not much else so we swung into Montpeilier for the tour. First off, I had no idea Madision was such a HUGE player in how our Constitution was framed, but we had an amazing guide (Ben) who brought it all to our attention. My hat... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

I loved our visit to Montpelier. While many historic sites have been set for years in the way in which information is presented, history is still being discovered at Montpelier. It's very interesting to visit such a site as they are still working to understand how the home was lived in. Our tour guide was excellent. One of the best... More 

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Pelham,Nc
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Montpelier is fantastic . We learned and felt the history of this place . A Real American Patriot President he was.

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Keswick, Virginia, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

I love going to Montpelier. I've been multiple times over the years and it is always enjoyable. It is unique among the local Presidents' homes (of which there are quite a few nearby) since it is still in the process of being restored. You get a true look into the archaeological work to bring the property back to the days... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

What a great learning experience we had touring Montpelier. The home has been restored and is worth the visit. Our tour guide was wonderful. We learned about the lives of James and Dolly Madison and their contribution to our country. Very fascinating. We plan ro return for a more indepth tour when the weather will permit outside touring.

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Dayton, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

James Madison is not as well-known as Washington, Adams and Jefferson, but his story is interesting and important. (And of course Dolley Madison is one of the great characters of American history.) The restored home and grounds, plus the visitor center, tell the stories very well. Since the restoration is still in progress, that's also part of what makes Montpelier... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

I didn't know much at all about Montpelier--always hear people talking about Monticello but only recently found out about Montpelier being close by. This tour was fantastic. It wasn't just a quick tour of the house. Our guide spent around 90 minutes with us, giving us so much interesting information and answering questions. The house itself was very nice but... More 

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Sayville, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Great place to visit, the home of one of America's forefathers as well as home to Dolly Madison. They are restoring the Slave quarters which will add the real sense of what the estate was really like with slave quarters included.

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