Montpelier, the Home of James and Dolley Madison, Montpelier Station, Virginia

John Cowgill: Stories of the Railroad


James Madison was the fourth President of the United States of America.  Before he was elected to the Office of the Presidency, he was one of the founding fathers who drafted the Constitution for the nation.  He then served as the Secretary of state under President Thomas Jefferson.  During his presidency, he presided over the War of 1812 where he was forced out of the White House due to the attack of the British who marched on Washington burning the White House and many other buildings.  After his presidency, he and his wife Dolley and his family left the White House and moved back to his lifelong home at Montpelier in central Virginia.  He and his family lived at Montpelier, and he remained there until his death, and he is buried at the cemetery also located Montpelier.

Today, you can visit the home of James Madison and his family.  You…

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