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James Madison's Montpelier

Closed Now: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Beat Mount Vernon crowds and travel to the equally impressive home of our fourth president. The... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Chuck N
Fort Worth, Texas
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Beautiful Montpelier!

My husband and I visited Montpelier with Road Scholar, and we were quite taken with the beauty of... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Palm Coast, Florida
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Montpelier is the lifelong home of James Madison, fourth President of the United States, Father of the Constitution, and Architect of the Bill of Rights; and his wife, Dolley, America's first "First Lady." The historic home and grounds are open to...more
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11350 Constitution Hwy, Montpelier Station, VA 22957-9900
+1 540-672-2728
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beat Mount Vernon crowds and travel to the equally impressive home of our fourth president. The enthusiasm of the ten year veteran male pot bellied “slave tour” guide was nothing short of amazing. His enthusiasm for history was worth the trip to VA. Guide for...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

My husband and I visited Montpelier with Road Scholar, and we were quite taken with the beauty of the home and grounds! Our Road Scholar tour included visiting Monticello, Montpelier, and Highland House (James Monroe's estate). We learned so much with our guided tour at...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very well maintained historical site. We took the signature tour, Tom was our tour guide. Mom was very knowledgeable and well informed about the estate and the Madison’s.

Thank stevemC3997VB
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited Montpelier while visiting Charlottesville. Allow 4 hrs. Very Beautiful place . Very educational also.

Thank bynner
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

James Madison home Montpelier is beautiful. What do you like: history, beauty, architecture, gardens, etc. This has it. After Jefferson home, do this.

Thank mr_larry_smith
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Compared to nearby Monticello, this is much more accessible with ability to walk the grounds. We had an excellent guide (the 10 am tour is the first of the day and we were the only 2 people) and then we stayed for the noon Enslaved...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As we’ve been to many a presidential home, we were both so pleasantly surprised in this gem of a place but even more so by our guide Lauren. Wow! Is all we can say. She gave such an insightful tour and boy did she know...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I haven’t been to this historic home since the 80’s when they first opened. They got funds from a benefactor and really did a terrific job building a visitors center and and more exhibits. 2500 acres are part of this trust. Introductory film gives you...More

Thank BW350
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The property is so beautiful and our tour guide was do interesting. The historical stories told brought it all to life. They were doing some digs on the property to find where some of the original trees where. The gentleman would was overseeing the dig...More

Thank doupnikka
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our first visit. We spent 4 hours there and could have spent all day. The house tour was excellent due to an outstanding docent. Beautiful grounds, expansive gift shop, restaurant. Probably the best presentation on slavery that I have ever seen. Tissues available. Archaeological digs...More

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12 October 2018|
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Response from Christy M | Property representative |
Thank you for your query. Dogs on leashes are welcome at Montpelier. We have 8+ miles of walking trails that you and your pet can enjoy. However, only service dogs are allowed in the House.
27 February 2018|
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Response from Christy M | Property representative |
Thank you for your interest! Beginning March 27, Montpelier's grounds will be open to the public from 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. The first tour of the day will begin at 9:45 a.m. and the last tour of the day will begin at 4:15 p.m... More
Rickie D
24 February 2018|
Response from WasOnce | Reviewed this property |
The tours are timed: you purchase a ticket for a specific start time. You begin with a movie in the Visitor Center, then walk to the house (5 minutes or so).The actual time in the house for the Signature Tour was a bit over... More