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James Madison Museum, Orange

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The James Madison Museum located in Orange, Virginia is a museum dedicated to 4th president of the United States James Madison and his wife, Dolley Madison. Exhibits include original furniture used by James Madison, his personal items, portraits of the Madisons, and a statue.
Due to Madison's reputation as a farmer, the museum also features a collection of antique farm tools. There is also a partially reconstructed 1733 house to demonstrate building practices.
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  • It’s bigger than it looks from the street and is a very good small-town museum that’s well worth a stop while you’re in Orange. The exhibits on James Madison and his cousin, Zachary Taylor, are very....  more
    It’s bigger than it looks from the street and is a very good small-town museum that’s well worth a stop while you’re in Orange. The exhibits on James Madison and his cousin, Zachary Taylor, are very....  more »
  • Stayed at a Inn near Orange and had a few hours to burn before heading home and happened upon this gem! Highly recommended! Planned on only an hour and ended up staying 2 1/2 hrs. A ton to read... 
    Stayed at a Inn near Orange and had a few hours to burn before heading home and happened upon this gem! Highly recommended! Planned on only an hour and ended up staying 2 1/2 hrs. A ton to read...  more »
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  • This is an excellent museum focusing on the contributions of James Madison to the foundations of our country. Well presented and quality displays and information. We were really impressed, also, by an outstanding collection of early farm and woodworking implements and tools. Maybe not in quantity but certainly in completeness that which you would find at The Henry Ford when it comes to small implements and tools. We really appreciated the museum director who did a great job explaining the exhibits. This museum is a real gem and certainly worth going out of your way to Orange to visit.
  • Absolutely phenomenal! A must visit but plan enough time to converse with the incredibly knowledgeable staff and visit each item. Will be back again!

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