Montpelier in Virginia Closed for Repairs, New Exhibit

By: AP
By: AP

January 16, 2014

ORANGE, Va. (AP) - James Madison's Montpelier is undergoing repairs and getting a new exhibit.

The home built in the 1760s has had its doors closed to visitors since the first of the year to allow staff to fix up some plaster on the walls and deal with other maintenance issues.

Repairs include patching drywall, rewiring electrical outlets and replacing plumbing fixtures at the home that once belonged to the country's fourth president.

The Daily Progress reports that staff members also are installing an exhibit focusing on the voluminous tomes of Madison's library.

Montpelier will celebrate the exhibit's grand opening on Presidents Day.

Known as the Father of the Constitution, Madison spent his childhood at Montpelier and retired there with first lady Dolley Madison in 1817 until his death in 1836.

Montpelier's opening hours for January 18 – March 31 are 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (first tour starts at 11:00 a.m.; last tour starts at 3:00 p.m.)
They are closed on Mondays, except for holidays.

The comments sections of are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from our viewers, but we ask that you follow our rules for commenting. E-mail is required to comment on a story, but it will not be displayed with your comment. For complete rules, CLICK HERE. The Newsplex reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.
powered by Disqus
The Charlottesville Newsplex 999 2nd Street S.E. Charlottesville, VA 22902 434.242.1919 – Main 434.220.7522 - Newsroom
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 240476851 -
Gray Television, Inc.