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Birthplace of U.S. Constitution
Sep 01, 2014 by: motownammain from Shanghai, China
Peace & tranquility surround you as you tour the former home of Pres. James And (1st)First Lady Dolly Madison. Standing in the room where Madison composed the framework for The Virginia Plan, which served as foundation for the U.S. Constitution gave me a feeling of patriotism and pride....Frequent house guest, Thomas Jefferson's architectural influence is highlighted throughout the house. The final family to reside here, the DuPont's graciously do acted the place to us all....An American landmark worth spending the day at. Visitor's Center has it all...Good food, drink, nice Rest Rooms and a good gift shop. But the story that sticks in one's mind the most, is the dedication of slave Paul Jennings, who was present with Pres. Madison upon his death, and despite being " sold" by Dolly, due to her being left destitute by her son's debts, Mr. Jennings continue to care for Dolly, giving her food and care till she also died. Perhaps Mr. Jennings deserves our gratitude, as well.
Beautiful place and lots of history
Aug 18, 2014 by: SummerLove11 from Baltimore, Maryland
My father grew up in a historic Howard County mansion originally built for one of the daughters that grew up in Montpelier. Going and visiting Montpelier was like taking a walk back in time for my father, but also a wonderful experience for the rest of us as well. The house is beautiful and interesting and the grounds are gorgeous and a great place to explore for a few hours. We also really enjoyed the gift shop and got some really nice blankets with the mansions on them. I wanted to have my wedding here but they did not hold the number of guests I invited. It is a beautiful location and such a big difference from the busy street just steps away. It is a great day trip and a nice trip away from the hustle and bustle of things. I really enjoyed how beautifully the bedrooms were decorated!
Aug 14, 2014 by: adrianaenvy from Laurel, Maryland
Lovely mansion with tons of history. They have a ton of free activities and movie nights, a small quiet garden area.
Fun Trip to learn about the history of MD plantations
Jul 30, 2014 by: John P from Fairfax, Virginia
We enjoyed visiting one of the few remaining plantation homes in this part of Maryland. The docent guided tour was very god and quite informative.
lots of free events
Jul 10, 2014 by: Elias David B from
This mansion has art shows and lots of events for little or no cost. You can find prettier plantations but I don't know any one with more activities per year. If there is an admission fee it is never high.
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