James Madison Built on 2,650 rolling acres, James Madison’s famed Montpelier mansion and grounds boast sweeping views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, lush gardens, a cemetery, and a temple (where it is believed the former president contemplated democracy). Fun fact: It was in the home’s second-floor Old Library where Madison prepared for the Constitutional Convention
Dorothea Payne Todd Madison (Dolly Madison), unofficial First Lady to U.S. President Thomas Jefferson, and official First Lady to President James Madison. For half a century she was the most important woman in the social circles of America. To this day she remains one of the best known and best loved ladies of the White House.