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James Madison chess pieces unearthed at US estate

Montpelier, home of James and Dolley Madison located in Orange County, Virginia (This is what it looked like pre-restoration when it reflected the taste, style, and architectural additions of the du Pont family.)

Graves of James and Dolley Madison in a small cemetery at Montpelier. This area has so much to see. Historical cemeteries, Civil War sites, Slave sites, and various other archaeological dig sites. What an amazing area to visit!

DirectionsVisit Montpelier Location- 25 minutes north of Charlottesville, and 2 hours south of Washington James Madison's Montpelier 11350 Constitution Highway, Montpelier Station, VA 22957 (or Orange, VA depending on your GPS) Located on Route 20, four miles south of the town of Orange. Lat. 38°13'36"N, Long. 78°10'46"W NOTE: James Madison’s Montpelier IS NOT located in Montpelier, Virginia. Montpelier is located in Orange County N of Charlottesville.

Montpelier, Orange County, Virginia, National Historic Landmark. Entry in the 2013 National Historic Landmark Photo Contest by tedinjapan who wrote: "Montpelier definitely feels like the underdog when compared with the much more crowded Monticello half an hour away. I kept thinking, 'Here I am at the home of Jefferson's little buddy,' but then I remember that James Madison wrote the Constitution, so he more than stood on his own, even if he wasn't quite up to the Jeffersonian altitude.