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James Madison's Montpelier

Address: 11407 Constitution Highway, Montpelier Station, VA 22957
Phone Number: 540-672-2728
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Historic home and burial site of James Madison and his wife Dolly.
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Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Historic home and burial site of James Madison and his wife Dolly.

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Powhatan, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Tour guide was very knowledgeable and pleasant. The grounds are very nice with lots to see in a short walking distance.

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North Potomac
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We went to Montpelier on over the weekend. While it wasn't the most beautiful of houses our Docent (Susan) was outstanding. Her knowledge of all things both Dolly and James Madison was amazing. She was able to describe the time period without a flaw. She made our visit both interesting and informative. So, Thank you Susan.! The house and grounds... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

What a great way to learn about Dolly and James. The few extra dollars for the Behind the Scenes is well worth it! Ask for Garnett, he will give you an amazing tour. Take time to learn about our Constitution from the man deemed the father of the constitution. Lean what it intended and what it didn’t. Learn about the... More 

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Olney, Maryland
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46 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

....often by passed for the closer in Charlottesville sights like Jefferson's Monticello....but do not miss it. Nicely preserved with on going renovations, well worth the visit to James and Dolley Madison's home. He was father of our Constitution, architect of the Bill of Rights and she was truly our nation's first lady. Tour includes an intro doctor film, a guide... More 

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15 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The area is very pretty if you are a drive into the Shenandoah Valley and want a place to stop. Be forewarned that the house is unlike that of most homes of other historical figures in that there is almost nothing in the home (furnishings, objects, etc) that actually belonged to James and Dolley Madison other than one painting which... More 

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Herndon, Virginia
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44 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Montpelier is large - 440 acres. Working farm and horse riding, racing, training. James Madison's house is finely restored, one of the best in VA, on par with Mt. Vernon. Tour guides do a first rate job explaining the local history, high points of James and Dolley's lives, and his many accomplishments. Cafe on premises has great food.

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Dover, Delaware
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Went here for the first time and enjoyed the visit and history. Tour was just long enough with our 7 year old. Our tour guide was excellent and had a true passion for educating the visitors.

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Louisville, Kentucky, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

We visited Montpelier and took the Meet the Madison's Tour. You must visit and take this tour. The home is lovely, the grounds are beautiful and the staff are super friendly and knowledgeable. The docent who led our Meet the Madison's Tour was without doubt the best tour guide I have ever had the pleasure of following. He was well... More 

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Oskaloosa, Iowa
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70 reviews 70 reviews
21 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Tour this less visited and uncrowded lovely home in conjunction with Jefferson's Montecello to bring to life the story of Jefferson and Madison's part in the birth of this great nation.Imagine with the help of the wonderful tour guides the ideas that were discussed in this very drawing room. So much histroy! A good film before the tour and a... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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145 reviews 145 reviews
34 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Went there over the Thanksgiving break. Much more intimate than Montecello. The guide was absolutely fantastic, combining charm with knowledge. Had a great time.

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