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Great little museum with knowledgeable staff

We visited this museum on "free museum day" and are so glad we did. While it looks small from the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
nomadintraining
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Bedford, Virginia
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Excellent Museum!

It's called the James Madison Museum, but there's much more to it than Mr. Madison. There are... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2018
Joseph O
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McLean, Virginia
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A presidential and cultural museum that features the Presidents Room, Black History Exhibit Room, a small gallery and a Temporary Exhibit Room. In the Presidents Room you will enjoy artifacts of Madison, Jefferson, Monroe and Z. Taylor. The Black...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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129 Caroline St, Orange, VA 22960-1532
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this museum on "free museum day" and are so glad we did. While it looks small from the outside, it housed a large variety of artifacts from James Madisons time period. The museum staff took time to give us a tour and was...More

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James Madison M... o, Manager at James Madison Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. I remember you both well and enjoyed your visit and hope you will return again soon. October 20th, we're having another "Appraisal Fair" from 11-4. It is patterned after "Antiques Road show" - I hope...More

Reviewed 2 September 2018

It's called the James Madison Museum, but there's much more to it than Mr. Madison. There are exhibits related to Dolley Madison and a number of other Virginia-born presidents. The museum has a very interesting section on the Atlantic slave trade and the lives of...More

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James Madison M... o, Manager at James Madison Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2018

Thank you, Joseph - we appreciate that you took time to share your thoughts about our "hidden gem" in Orange! Delighted that you enjoyed your visit and hope that you can make a return visit soon.

Reviewed 14 June 2018

While the museum is named after James Madison, it is not only separate from Montpelier, but is not 100% focused on him.It also has items related to Zachary Taylor. It is an excellent place to explore and learn about local history of Orange County, VA....More

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James Madison M... o, Manager at James Madison Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2018

Thank you, Laura, for your detailed review of our museum, it is sincerely appreciated. People are a bit mislead when they believe it is a one-room museum - we have 6,000 sq. feet of exhibits; as you were able to see. I hope that during...More

Reviewed 4 June 2018

Orange, VA is near James Madison's Montpelier. For those planning to visit Montpelier, I highly recommend setting aside an hour or so to tour this quaint museum in Orange, VA. There is much more to see than you might expect. The people working there are...More

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James Madison M... o, Manager at James Madison Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2018

Thank you for writing your response. We sincerely appreciate learning what our guests thought about their visit. I like that you included other positive aspects and suggestions to prospective visitors to Orange. I hope you can return soon.

Reviewed 28 May 2018

We enjoyed our visit to the museum. I recommend this for adults and teenagers, I would not suggest small children.

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James Madison M... o, Manager at James Madison Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2018

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts; it is sincerely appreciated.

Reviewed 18 May 2018

I travel to Orange for business about once a month. So one time I decided to check this out. Now I am a history buff so I could stay in here all day. It's all about, obviously, James MadisionMore

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James Madison M... o, Manager at James Madison Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2018

Gratified that you enjoyed your visit and that history is not something enjoyable for you to delve into. While James Madison is the focus of our Presidents Room (with 6 of the 8 Virginia-born presidents); we do have the Black History Room, Pictorial Gallery and...More

Reviewed 26 April 2018

We spent two hours here and enjoyed every minute of it. Upon entering, we were greeted by Bethany Sullivan, Museum Director and Curator. She led us from room to room for an overview, and then we were left to discover details on our own. The...More

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James Madison M... o, Manager at James Madison Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2018

Dear Bob, Thank you for taking the time to write this review, it is sincerely appreciated. I am delighted that you enjoyed your visit and hope that you plan to return when next in our area. Best Wishes - Bethany

Reviewed 2 April 2018

This is a small museum just down the road from Montpelier. I wasn't sure it would be worth the visit because we were also going to Montpelier. I was wrong. This was well worth the time and small amount of money to visit. It is...More

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James Madison M... o, Manager at James Madison Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. I am delighted that you decided to visit and that you enjoyed the experience. Please come again when in Orange, Virginia.

Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

After visiting Montpelier mansion, take a few minutes to drive to Orange, Virginia to check out the James Madison Museum. 95% of the items are originals not re-creations. The black history exhibit has original pieces, furniture, tools, clothing, etc., worn and made slaves, other items...More

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James Madison M... o, Manager at James Madison Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2018

Dear Anita - Thank you for writing such a detailed review; it is sincerely appreciated. I am delighted that you enjoyed your visit and were willing to share your experience with others. One little correction, it is President Zachary Taylor's bed from the White House,...More

Reviewed 14 November 2017

Wifee and I visited this quaint little museum on our trip thru Virginia. It had a small parking lot right out front and wasn't crowded at all. We practically got a personalized tour and free bottle of water included. There is even a relocated house...More

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James Madison M... o, Manager at James Madison Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 25 November 2017

It was really lovely to meet you - thank you for sharing your thoughts about the museum and your experience here. I hope you can return again!

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