James Madison's Montpelier
This is an amazing place to visit. This is the home of president James Madison. This location is about a 50 minute drive from us, but the drive is very easy and peaceful.
James Madison wrote the constitution in the library here, looking at a spectacular view of the Blue Ridge.
Montpelier's grounds, gardens, and trails ONLY are open to the public Thursday-Monday, 9 AM-4 PM. Please visit our website for more details and to purchase a property pass.
Visit the lifelong plantation home of James Madison, the fourth U.S. President and the “Father of the Constitution”. Montpelier would also later become the home of his wife, Dolley, whose graciousness and hospitality inspired the term “First Lady”. Madison called this 2,700 acre estate “a squirrel’s…
The grounds of Montpelier are beautiful with wonderful walking paths and lost of history.
“A great place to take a gentle, pretty walk or hike. Lots of trails available, as well as a groomed, wide trail up the side of Monticello mountain to the visitors’ center. Little bikers and dogs can travel with you about 3/4 of a mile up and then another 3/4 down. Without bikes or pups, you can walk two miles up to the visitors’ center, use the restrooms (very clean!) and grab a snack at Monticello’s cafe, and then walk the two miles back down to your car.”