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James Madison's Montpelier

13384 Laundry Rd, Orange, Virginia 22957 USA

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“Outdoors & Recreation in Orange, VA”

The Center conducts educational programs that foster a deep appreciation for the principles of constitutionalism in America, such as human liberty, popular sovereignty, fundamental law, and good government. Drawing on primary source materials, such as the U.S. Constitution and The Federalist Papers, participants to the Center’s programs will engage in conversation and debate to develop a broader understanding of constitutional principles. Participants also study other founding documents as well as historical and contemporary forms of government.

Programs offered by the Center are designed for professionals who implement or teach the Constitution and influence others’ understanding of constitutional principles, including educators, elected officials, judges, the media, public servants, international groups, and law enforcement officials, among others.

The Constitutional Village, home of the Center’s academic and residential facilities, is comprised of renovated early 20th-century farmhouses. The classroom and dining room are located in Lewis Hall, a renovated carriage house. In the spirit of Dolley Madison’s renowned hospitality, participants are welcomed to the Constitutional Village for collegial and wide-ranging discussion of the most important concepts that define our country and how they extend into modern society and the civic fabric of America.

To learn more about the Center please visit us on the Web at http://center.montpelier.org.

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Reviewed by
Kathleen Anderson

  • 42 Reviews
  • 18 Helpful
February 7, 2016
Rated 4.0

One of the better "President's homes." You can buy tickets and check-in at the gift shop. The tour starts with a video giving a little background and then you begin the walking tour across the grounds and into the house. The tour guide we had was wonderful, very knowledgeable and fun. Once they have taken you through the main house you are set loose to explore some more, including the "basement" kitchens and slave quarters. They also have quite a few extra things going on around the grounds, including a period cooking demonstration, an archaeological dig site, and more. They have taken great care to restore this home to be an accurate portrayal of when Madison lived there.

Highlight: the view from Madison's library/study. Amazing, I can see how he was inspired to write the constitution from there!

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Jeff Limer

  • 26 Reviews
  • 7 Helpful
February 7, 2016
Rated 4.0

It was wonderful to be able to explore this house and grounds. Beautiful and rich in history. Make sure to wonder around the grounds and you'll stumble upon the Madison Cemetery.

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runmc21

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February 23, 2017
Rated 4.0

Very beautiful grounds. Mainly walked around the gardens and enjoyed the scenery.

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Selena6153

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June 21, 2016
Rated 5.0

We loved the Dolley Madison tour! A good overview of Madison with a focus on the women in his life. Make sure you stop by the current archaeology site or the archaeology center as the archaeologists are great at answering questions and/or telling you about their work!

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James Madison's Montpelier

13384 Laundry Rd
Orange, Virginia
22957 USA

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  • Independent
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Public Restrooms
  • Outdoor Seating
  • No Wifi
  • Private Parking
  • Free Parking

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