James Madison's Montpelier
The plantation house of James Madison, the fourth President of the United States. Madison is known as the father of the Constitution and the architect of the Bill of Rights – kind of funny when you think he was the owner of 100 slaves. Madison's wife, Dolly, is the 1st First Lady in the USA history. A few years ago, the mansion restored to its original size and style, while archeological digging revealed additional information about the daily life of the African-American slaves lived here. Today, the mansion serves as an educational center and a museum. Besides visiting the house, there is a full exhibition called "The mere distinction of color" telling the stories of the enslaved people of Montpelier and the history of slavery in the United States. The visitors can also take a nice walk in the mansion's garden.
The South Yard and "The mere distinction of color" exhibit
The Visitors Center