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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, Cultural
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, Cultural
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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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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Oskaloosa, Iowa
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65 reviews 65 reviews
18 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

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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138 reviews 138 reviews
32 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 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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Bethesda, Maryland
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53 reviews 53 reviews
26 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

There's not a lot of furniture, which leaves lots of gorgeous architecture to see! If you're out wandering the backroads of Virginia, and have already seen Mount Vernon and Monticello, put Montpelier on your list. Owned for many years by the DuPont family, what's particularly fascinating is that the estate has had to be "downsized" in order to restore it... More 

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Mill Creek, Washington
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231 reviews 231 reviews
123 attraction reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Montpelier...I was surprised that there were so few people visiting this incredible place. The scaffolding mentioned in an earlier post is gone and the docents were very knowledgeable about the history of the home as well as the restoration efforts. The work of restoring the home to what it was like in the time of Madison has been a wonder... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Often overlooked by central Virginia tourists, this historic place should not be missed. Impeccable restoration of the Madison residence with more to come. Visit during off season for elbow room and time to pause. Vistas are some of the best in this part of Virginia. Bring your walking shoes and explore the vast property. Beautiful home, well worth the stop.

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Franklin, Tennessee
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58 reviews 58 reviews
38 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

First of all, be warned: Montpelier is a work in progress. I didn't necessarily expect that, but the home was damaged in the 2011 earthquake that shut down the Washington Monument for about 3 years. When we visited in Oct 2014, the front of the house was covered in scaffolding. Aside from the work they're doing on that, it really... More 

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White Mountains
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78 reviews 78 reviews
7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Every American should know about this great man. The tour is very informative and Montpelier is a must see if you are in the area.

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New York, New York, United States
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217 reviews 217 reviews
108 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

We drove up from NY for a holiday family weekend in Charlottesvile and decided to visit Monticello, Ash Lawn-Highland, and Montpelier while here. We are so glad we did! Montpelier was our first stop and one of the nicest president home we have been to. The Visitors Center was just amazing with a wide selection of books/gifts/food stuffs etc. everything... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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203 reviews 203 reviews
51 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

With Monticello close by it's easy to overlook this but the property and story are compelling and fascinating. There is alot to absorb and learn and they've done a great job supplying alot of information you can experience at your leisure, after the tour (which was very good). Property is clearly in loving care and they share alot about that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 via mobile

Don't miss this gem! We visited years ago right before the renovation started. The contrast now is stunning! Kudos to the National Trust and all other contributors! The renovated rooms are striking and inspiring. The newness of the renovation adds a magnetic quality that makes one want to linger. It really draws one in. Especially inspiring was Madison's upstairs study... More 

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