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James Madison Museum

129 Caroline St, Orange, VA 22960-1532
+1 540-672-1776
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Better Than Expected

I was expecting more of a local history museum with a few presidential items if that. I have to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
jehenson81
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Don't miss this little Jewel ..... just a mile from Montpelier. A wealth of information local... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Founded in 1976, the first museum to honor 4th President James Madison. The Museum houses a wealth of artifacts in its nearly 13,000 square feet of exhibit space that bring to life the rich history of Orange, Virginia. A nice assortment of Madison's belongings along with a large and diverse collection ranging from art and textiles to farm tools and a 1923 Model T. We even have a 1732 Patent House. Only 4 miles from our friends at James Madison's Montpelier, located in the historic town of Orange. Handicap friendly and plenty of parking around the building.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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129 Caroline St, Orange, VA 22960-1532
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+1 540-672-1776

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was expecting more of a local history museum with a few presidential items if that. I have to say I was pleasantly surprised by this museum. The lady who runs it has put in a tremendous amount of time and effort to give you...More

Thank jehenson81
James Madison M... o, Manager at James Madison Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to post a review and photographs. I am delighted that you enjoyed your visit and that you felt it was better than you'd anticipated. I hope we will have the pleasure of your company again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Don't miss this little Jewel ..... just a mile from Montpelier. A wealth of information local history. Learn something New every time I go. Don't miss it

Thank Tinacondon
James Madison M... o, Manager at James Madison Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Was delighted that you returned! Thank you for sharing your experience for others to read. We appreciate your support.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sept 14th was my birthday and we were driving to visit James Madison Museum and House in Orange, VA. The museum is small, but very nice. The museum is ran by Bethany and she gave us a tour. Stop by the museum first and then...More

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Reviewed September 11, 2017

This is a must visit if you are in the area. Great facility and great staff. We had a great time and learned about American History.

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James Madison M... o, Manager at James Madison Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for choosing to visit and for posting your thoughts about your visit with us. I hope you can return soon.

Reviewed May 30, 2017

My wife and I volunteer at James Madison's Montpelier and have taken tours there many times, but I had not previously been to the James Madison Museum in Orange. Today we took friends to Montpelier, then stopped at the James Madison Museum to see what...More

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James Madison M... o, Manager at James Madison Museum, responded to this reviewResponded June 1, 2017

It was delightful meeting both of you and your two friends! Your knowledge of James, Dolley and Montpelier was evident and enabled us to chat more deeply. Thank you for writing about your visit with us. I sincerely hope you return soon.

Reviewed May 14, 2017

it takes about an hour. several nice items. then move on to montpellier. nice people and they give you and introduction to the museum.

Thank gary a
James Madison M... o, Manager at James Madison Museum, responded to this reviewResponded May 16, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to visit the museum. We are pleased that you enjoyed your visit and appreciate that you took the time to write a review.

Reviewed May 7, 2017 via mobile

Educational, and visitor friendly. The surrounding area is historic and beautiful with gently rolling hills and farms with happily grazing cows. Large, architecturally enticing estate homes are jewels dropped along the roads that meander through the countryside.

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James Madison M... o, Manager at James Madison Museum, responded to this reviewResponded May 16, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to visit the museum. We also appreciate that you took more time to write a review. It is a beautiful area - hope you will return soon.

Reviewed April 10, 2017

This is a great place to visit in Orange, Va. You can learn about the Presidents that Lived in Virginia, the Civil War and Montpelier.

Thank jak1978
James Madison M... o, Manager at James Madison Museum, responded to this reviewResponded April 12, 2017

Thank you, "Jak" for posting a review of our museum. Delighted that you enjoyed your visit and hope that you will return soon.

Reviewed March 19, 2017

A good place to start before Montpellier visit. A small, low tech museum that was nice. Nice collection of artifacts and good historical timeline of James Madison.More

Thank Rick W
James Madison M... o, Manager at James Madison Museum, responded to this reviewResponded March 23, 2017

Thank you for sharing information about your visit and we are glad you had a nice time. I hope you've had a chance to look over the printout of the timeline and other information and that it is useful. We strive to ensure each guest...More

Reviewed February 16, 2017

This is a small but impressive museum located right next door to a historic church where Robert E. Lee worshipped in 1863. Many artifacts associated with presidential figures, as well as local exhibits of historic importance are to be seen. The vast majority of these...More

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James Madison M... o, Manager at James Madison Museum, responded to this reviewResponded March 3, 2017

Thank you for your review and the generous words of praise for our museum. I think most people are delightfully surprised when they discover all that is exhibited within our building. I am glad that you enjoyed your visit and hope that you will come...More

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