Montpelier, located near Orange, Virginia was the plantation estate of the prominent Madison family of Virginia, including James Madison, fourth President of the U.S. In the early 1760s, Madison, Sr. built a structure that forms the heart of the main house at Montpelier today. Built around 1764, it has two stories of brick laid in a Flemish bond pattern, & a low, hipped roof with chimney stacks at both ends. The building of Montpelier represents Phase 1 (1764–1797) of the construction.
James Madison's Montpelier is located right here in Orange County, Virginia...a tourist attraction, but, also many events are held here such as the annual Montpelier Wine Festival in May and the Montpelier Hunt Races held in November.