James Madison Museum, The

In brief, we display exhibits that allow the guest to discover the life and works of James Madison, his first cousin Zachary Taylor, and friend James Monroe.  We have the original documents of Virginia's ratification of the United States Constitution, Madison's campeachy chair, one of Dolley Madison's large oval mirrors, the lovely carved pipe Zachary Taylor gave his wife, a punch bowl owned by James Monroe featuring hand-painted portraits of his daughters and wife, and numerous other artifacts.    Additionally, we have a wing with a Model T, a 1733 cube house, numerous farming implements and vehicles.  We also have an exhibit for the forgotten African-American heros of our founding history.


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