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“Great Little Museum”

James Madison Museum
Ranked #2 of 11 things to do in Orange
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: A presidential and cultural museum that features the Presidents Room, Black History Exhibit Room, a small gallery and a Temporary Exhibit Room. In the Presidents Room you will enjoy artifacts of Madison, Jefferson, Monroe and Z. Taylor. The Black History Room has 3 themes (Forgotten Patriots, Atlantic Slave Trade and Post-Emancipation). The biggest surprise for nearly every visitor is the large Hall of Agriculture and Transportation. In this large wing sits a 1730's house originally built for Gov. Alexander Spotswood for a tenant farm in Orange; a 1924 Model T and horse-drawn conveyances as well as a myriad of farm implements and items used during pre-mechanized farm life. Groups are welcome.
Reviewed October 18, 2012

A nice visit when in Orange. Attended a lecture on Civil War Medicine there. Very informative. Nice exhibits, friendly staff.

Thank Annacabana1994
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James Madison M M, Manager at James Madison Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 18, 2014

We are delighted that you were able to attend one of our events and pleased that you enjoyed your time with us. With nearly 13,000 square feet of exhibits, this museum is a treasure chest for history enthusiasts.

We hope you will come and visit again soon.

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Reviewed September 3, 2012

This was our first visit to this site and my wife and I really enjoyed ourselves. The staff was great, really enjoyed our questions. Beautiful vistas, very relaxing.

Thank David H
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James Madison M M, Manager at James Madison Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 18, 2014

I am certain that "James Madison's Montpelier" well deserves your praise.

The James Madison Museum, established in 1976, has been honored to share the history of James and Dolley along with that of Orange and rural Virginia.

With nearly 13,000 square feet of exhibit space, this museum is a history enthusiast's delight.

Only $5.00 per person (age 6 and over), the museum is open Tuesday - Saturday, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm.

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Reviewed August 4, 2012

A lot of walking. We enjoyed everything we learned and saw. Very friendly staff. Thanks for a great visit to The James Madison museum.

Thank peacefrog19242w
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James Madison M M, Manager at James Madison Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 18, 2014

Delighted that you enjoyed your visit to "James Madison's Montpelier."

The James Madison Museum, established in 1976, has been proud to share the stories of James and Dolley Madison along with the rich history of Orange and rural Virginia for many years.

With nearly 13,000 square feet of exhibit space, the museum holds a treasure trove of artifacts.

Only $5.00 per person (age 6 and over), the museum is open Tuesday - Saturday, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm.

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Reviewed December 2, 2011

Sobering account of the life and times during James Madison's life. What it was like to live in the 1700's.

2  Thank Opmaine
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James Madison M M, Manager at James Madison Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 18, 2014

We were unclear if you were referring to the HOME of James and Dolley, "James Madison's Montpelier" or to our museum, The James Madison Museum.

Established in 1976, the first museum to honor James Madison, we have been proud to share the stories of James and Dolley Madison along with the rich and diverse heritage of Orange, Virginia.

Only $5.00 per person (age 6 and over), the museum is open Tuesday - Saturday, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm.

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