James Madison's Montpelier
Home of James and Dolley Madison, Father of the Constitution and America's first First Lady. One of the most significant and authentic architectural restorations ever achieved in the United States. Curatorial and archaeological research advances to return the mansion and landscape to its appearance in Madison's time, including the interpretation and reconstruction of enslaved community sites. Mansion tours are complemented by galleries, the Museum Shop, gardens, 6 miles of forest trails, and award winning BBQ at the Visitor Center's Exchange Cafe. Located 25 miles north of Charlottesville and 4 miles south of historic Orange on Route 20, Constitution Highway.