[Sitings] James Madison's Montpelier

Posted on: July 6th, 2013 by Mame McCully

Montpelier was the home of the Madison family. James Madison's grandfather settled at the property in the 1720s.

For those looking for a patriotic way to spend their Fourth of July holiday weekend, look no further than James Madison’s Montpelier, a Site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation in Orange, Virginia. The lifelong home and 2,650-acre estate of James Madison -- Father of the Constitution, Architect of the Bill of Rights, and fourth President of the United States -- is just a short drive from our nation’s capitol.

This site is the perfect place for families, history lovers and those who want to experience the beautiful surrounding landscape. Can't make it out there this weekend? Visit via slideshow:

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Mame McCully

Mame McCully is a marketing manager at the National Trust. Her heart is forever in the Midwest, but she loves to travel, explore new places, and spend time with family and friends.