April 28, 2006
James Madison's Montpelier celebrated the completion of the outside renovations at the mansion in Orange County Saturday.
It marked the end of the first phase of a massive restoration at the home of the fourth president. The project will restore the house to the way it appeared in the 1820's, when James and Dolly Madison lived there.
Senator John Warner was one of several special guests on hand today to take part in the unveiling.
"I have a deep sense of humility to have been asked to do this," said Senator Warner. "It's so important to future generations of Americans to appreciate their heritage and the contributions by James Madison."
The entire $20 million project, including the restorations inside the house, will be finished next year.