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: