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James Madison Museum

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Jeff M wrote a review Nov 23
Washington DC, District of Columbia37 contributions2 helpful votes
Stayed at a Inn near Orange and had a few hours to burn before heading home and happened upon this gem! Highly recommended! Planned on only an hour and ended up staying 2 1/2 hrs. A ton to read. The docent was very knowledgeable and friendly! A must do!
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Eric S wrote a review Oct 2020
Williamsburg, Virginia206 contributions122 helpful votes
Typical of small-town museums, this one has a bit of everything. We had a great time poking around and learning more about the local history. The docents were super-helpful.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Terry B wrote a review Jan 2020
Earlysville, Virginia667 contributions134 helpful votes
Now open on Sundays. An historical look back on Orange County and President Madison. Learned that James Madison and Zachary Taylor were cousins. Enjoyable-$6 admission. Allow about 2 hours. Located in downtown Orange. Recommend it.👍
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from James Madison M... o, Manager at James Madison Museum
Responded Jan 14, 2020
Thank you for taking the time to review the museum and very pleased that you enjoyed your visit. We hope you come again when in Orange. Best Wishes for 2020.
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Rick Sharp wrote a review Jan 2020
Washington DC, District of Columbia37 contributions6 helpful votes
Definitely worth a visit. Small, hole in the wall museum with an awesome staff. Wanna know about our 4th president? Go for a visit.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from James Madison M... o, Manager at James Madison Museum
Responded Jan 14, 2020
Thank you for your review. We are in a small town and the museum is a 1930s automotive dealership and repair building; so, not the "prettiest" of buildings. Very pleased that you enjoyed your visit and hope that you will return again when in the area. Best Wishes for 2020.
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AggieJoe79 wrote a review Dec 2019
Haymarket, Virginia950 contributions159 helpful votes
This is a rather eclectic collection of Madison and Taylor items, plus a hodge-podge of other items tied to Orange, VA. If you have read much about Madison or have taken the tour of Madison's estate in Montpelier, there won't be a lot of new Madison information, but it is worth 30-60 minutes to stroll through and learn more about the area.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from James Madison M... o, Manager at James Madison Museum
Responded Dec 3, 2019
Thank you for taking the time to post about your visit with us. I believe I was away from the Museum during your visit and hope that you enjoyed Mr. Matthes' vast political and historical knowledge. While we offer a comprehensive review of James and Dolley Madison (with many artifacts) there is quite a bit more to enjoy - as you saw yourself. 6 of the 8 Virginia-born presidents are represented; Pre-contact and Native American exhibit; Black History exhibit; large Hall of Agriculture and Transportation, and our temporary exhibit space that currently features the American Silk Mill local, national and global history. I hope you enjoyed your visit in Orange and will come again when you have the time.
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