James Madison's Montpelier, Montpelier Station

The historical home of James Madison, the fourth president of the United States, and his wife Dolley, James Madison's Montpelier served as the place where the president researched ideas that would become part of the U.S. Constitution. Tour the restored mansion where you can go inside the drawing room, dining room, and presidential library, filled with books and maps that reveal Madison's interests. See cryptology and writing duplicating machines, learn how to cook the foods made on the estate during Madison's time, and explore the extensive gardens. You can participate in hands-on activities in the restoration tent and archeology lab, and see scientists at work on the exposed excavation site. Kids have their own archeology lab they can work in and areas where they can play colonial kids' games. Be sure to see the introductory movie that highlights the history of the home. The former president is buried on site. Arrange to visit James Madison's Montpelier and other attractions in Montpelier Station using our Montpelier Station online travel planner .
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  • My husband and I decided to go visit James Madison's Montpelier...It was close by and it was a gorgeous day out...I bought the tickets online to save a couple of dollars...Montpelier is beautiful...Be...  more »
  • A must see visit in Virginia! Fascinating tour of James Madison's home with wonderful tour guide and interactive slave area in basement. A bit of a drive from DC but especially lovely to visit in the ...  more »
  • A very thorough tour of the home of President James Madison and wife Dolly. It was a nice way to start our line up of tours during our holidays before going to Monticello. Highly informative and important part of history. You can take pictures here, without flash on. Moderate walking but with minimal stairs.
  • Loved it. The Foundation has done a spectacular job in the restoration of the home and grounds. With more being done each day. It is well worth the trip to see it and experience a part of history from James Madison's era. Beautiful visitors center and small cafe.
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