I was expecting more of a local history museum with a few presidential items if that. I have to say I was pleasantly surprised by this museum. The lady who runs it has put in a tremendous amount of time and effort to give you an excellent time for your $5.50. The first room is a special exhibit on WWI and WWII which had some very interesting artifacts. The next room is about slavery in the area as well as the Georgia slaves. I really liked the section about the Negro Soldiers and how they fought for freedom during the Revolutionary War. The next room is the portrait gallery, though more like a small hallway where the walls are the exhibits with documents and pictures. The shed area (not sure how to describe it) is home to a house. A full 16' by 16' cabin that was a tenant house on a plantation. The rest of the shed has farm implements and vechiles of different types. The last room is the presidential room with lots of items from Madison, a few from Taylor (including his bed from the White House, his field desks grandfather clock and a chair) and a single item from 4 other Virginian presidents (Washington included). It was a great museum and a nice follow up to Montpelier.
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