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Days Inn Montpelier/Wilderness Battlefield Orange
332 Caroline Street, Orange VA 22960 US
We Are Located in an Open Area of Woodlands and Farms and Across the Street an Operating Vineyard. This Historic Area is Ripe With the History of America.
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Montpelier - Historic Home of James Madison
James Madison's Montpelier
11407 Constitution Highway, Montpelier Station, Virginia 22957; (540) 672-2728;
Admission: Adult $9 / Child (6-11) $4.50 / Seniors $8;
House, Museum and Grounds - Open: Daily 9:30AM-4:30PM (Exc Dec 24, 25, 31, Jan 1, and Thanksgiving);
House and museum are closed on first Saturday in November to accommodate the Montpelier Hunt Races;
Located on SR-20 about four miles southwest of the town of Orange in Orange County, Virginia (please do not confuse this with the town of Montpelier VA).
Montpelier was originally purchased by Ambrose Madison (grandfather of the future president) who acquired 4,675 acres in 1723 and set about starting a major tobacco plantation. The property passed to his oldest son, James Madison, and later to his grandson, James Madison Jr.
Dolly Madison sold the property in 1844 which eventually passed through five different owners before being purchased in 1901 by the famous DuPont family who made extensive additions to it. Over the next 82 years they added two horse racing tracks to the property- one flat track, and one steeplechase - numerous barns, homes, and outbuildings were constructed on the property, including a train station and company store. Finally in 1983, the property was donated to a historical trust.
In 1911, the DuPonts built a general store on the property which today serves as the Visitor Center and Museum Gift Shop.
The James Madison Museum
129 Caroline St., Orange, VA 22960-1532; (540) 672-1776;
Open: 9AM-4PM Mon-Fri (Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Sundays 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. March through November).
Closed New Year's Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas;
Features exhibits on James and Dolley Madison, featuring one of the nation's most outstanding collections of Madisonia.
Best Western Cavalier Inn - Charlottesville VA
Inn is located at the heart of the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. Historical landmarks, scenic mountain views, and the charm of Charlottesville bring many tourists to the area. Along with an ideal location the Cavalier Inn offers the following amenities: complimentary continental breakfast, courtesy shuttle services, seasonal outdoor pool, meeting space and free local calls.
Romantic Weekends in Virginia, Washington DC and Maryland
A brand new edition of this unique guide to getaways in the tri-state region, including the Baltimore-Washington corridor. Well researched and laid out in easy-to-use sections that profile one trip each, this book covers Virginia's Blue Ridge, the Tidewater, the Shenandoah Valley, Chincoteague, Charlottesville, Central Virginia and the Eastern Shore.
This US President had first gained notoriety as "The Father of the Constitution" reflecting his great contribution to the historical document and current form of democracy.
Holiday Inn Express - Orange VA
2 story hotel. Most rooms overlook the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. Outdoor pool open seasonally. Three meeting rooms to accomodate up to 115 people. This hotel is committed to providing accessible facilities under the American Disabilities Act.
Montpelier Hunt Races - 1st Saturday in November. This event has been running every year since 1935. Jack Russell Terrier Races, Dolley Madison Tailgate Competition, flat track and steeplechase races, including the Noel Laing Stakes and the Virginia Hunt Cup, make for a special day in the country. Gates open at 9:30 a.m., post time 1:00 p.m. (540) 672-0014.
James Madison Birthday Celebration - March 16th.
Montpelier Wine Festival - Sample Virginia wines and enjoy music, specialty foods, kids' activities, kite contests and challenges, vendors and crafters, and more.
Dolly Madison Birthday Celebration - May 20th.
Orange County Fair - Annual celebration of rural life in Piedmont Virginia. Last weekend in July.
Constitution Day - Sept 17th.
Shenandoah Crossing Mini-Vacation Getaway
This special offer will save you more than $200 off the standard retail rate to stay at this scenic Central Virginia resort destination. Equestrian Center, nature trails, many historic sites, fine dining and much more adventure awaits. Only 15 minutes from Montpelier.
Courtyard Charlottesville North
The hotel designed by business travelers, Courtyard surrounds you with all the conveniences that make business and pleasure travel easy. The Courtyard Charlottesville North is conveniently located half a mile from Fashion Square Mall.
Westfields Mariott Resort and Conference Center - Chantilly VA
An elegant upscale resort thirty miles west of Washington DC. Westfields embodies the charm of Virginia's magnificent colonial estates while providing the latest in meeting facilities, amenities and decor. The resort's unique blend of sophisticated conference facilities, elegant overnight accommodations and exciting resort activities make it ideal for important meetings and business trips as well as long-awaited vacations.
Chesapeake Bay Adventure Guide
A captivating look at one of the country's most visited regions, including Maryland, Washington, DC, and Virginia's Eastern Shore. Outdoor enthusiasts love this area, which offers sailing, swimming, hiking and more.
Park City Vacation Resort Guide
This mountain community is home to three world class ski resorts and hosted several alpine venues of the 2002 Winter Olympics. The historic district is a bustling year-round draw for vacationers.
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