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James Madison's Montpelier

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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James Madison's Montpelier

Highly recommend the Meet the Madison's tour. The tour dives into everything about the Madison's... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Spring Hill, Tennessee
So Much History by a Great Tour Guide

My wife and I living in Virginia decided we needed to visit the great historical landmarks nearby... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Waynesboro, Virginia
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Montpelier is the lifelong home of James Madison, fourth President of the United States, Father of the Constitution, and Architect of the Bill of Rights; and his wife, Dolley, America's first "First Lady." The historic home and grounds are open to...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
11350 Constitution Hwy, Montpelier Station, VA 22957-9900
+1 540-672-2728
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Highly recommend the Meet the Madison's tour. The tour dives into everything about the Madison's. The guide was highly engaging and knowledgeable. The tour ends on the south terrace of the home that is not available on the regular tour. The grounds are well maintained...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I living in Virginia decided we needed to visit the great historical landmarks nearby. This visit and tour was so informative and such a great tour guide that really knew what he was talking about. Also learned new things such as the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Joann was our guide at Montpelier today and was hands down the best tour guide ever! She was kind and gracious with a soft spoken southern gentleness that I have often heard about but seldom encountered. She was knowledgeable about the facts but also added...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were lucky that we had the 10 am tour time because we had a private tour with a tremendous guide. The day was perfect and the view from the front porch of the Blue Ridge was magnificent. Pictures were allowed inside the home and...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The home of James and Dolley Madison has been beautifully restored and is a great place to visit and learn! I spent a couple hours on site. I took the Signature Tour, and Joanne was a fantastic and knowledgeable guide. Ask lots of questions--these guides...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

These historical places are so valuable. We learn something new about the individuals who inhabited them and how they contributed to our nation. So much of this family’s personal possessions are still in the house and that is very cool. Worth the visit. You get...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just visited James Madison's Montpelier -what a great tour ! Our guide was Sara Lee Hall she was amazing. She made this president come alive - we learned so many interesting facts about this president .. its a tour anyone would enjoy

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 10, 2019

I waited to write this review to be sure I was being accurate without letting "feelings" intrude. Touring sites and homes of history are one of my favorite vacation things. I am well versed in what to do and not do. We entered the first...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed August 9, 2019

This home was stunning and the tour was very educational. I've been in many of the Founder's homes and this one was not a disappointment. It is awe-inspiring to stand in the room where Madison dreamt up the Constitution with all of his studies on...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 6, 2019

If you are going to Monticello, then you should also visit the estate of "The Father of the Constitution." While Thomas Jefferson's home (rightfully) gets a lot of tourists, Montpelier is more sedate and enjoyable. The gift & book shop is very nice, the house...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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June 22, 2019|
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Response from OBIDOCRL | Reviewed this property |
I think they are open most every day except for major holidays like Christmas, Thanksgiving, etc. The hours vary depending on what time of year you visit. Check their website as the other reviewer mentioned. Discounts are... More
March 5, 2019|
Response from Christy M | Property representative |
Thank you for your inquiry. There are wheelchairs available at the Visitor Center at no charge. The House is handicap-accessible on the first floor and to the exhibition in the cellars; however, it is not accessible to the... More
October 11, 2018|
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Response from Christy M | Property representative |
Thank you for your query. Dogs on leashes are welcome at Montpelier. We have 8+ miles of walking trails that you and your pet can enjoy. However, only service dogs are allowed in the House.