05 September 2008

President James Madison's Home Montpelier in Orange, Virginia

On September 17th there will be a celebration of the completion of the architectural restoration of Montpelier in Orange, Virginia. Chief Justice John Roberts will be there as well as other dignitaries.

The grounds at Montpelier are absolutely gorgeous. We visited in the middle of summer before the turf had been laid in front and before the driveway had been re-configured back to the time of President Madison.

The last picture is the view from the front porch looking west toward the Blue Ridge Mountains. Mr. Madison never crossed the Blue Ridge Mountains though his policies promoted the expansion of the Country to the west.

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