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Wills House

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Gettysburg, PA

Yes, Lincoln really did sleep here. This three-story brick Federal is the home where President Lincoln stayed on the occasion of his cemetery dedication address.

University of Virginia Academical Village

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Charlottesville, VA

Thomas Jefferson believed the college experience should take place within an “academical village,” a place where interaction between scholars and students enlivened the pursuit of knowledge.

Shadwell Estate Historic Marker

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Charlottesville, VA

Peter Jefferson acquired the land in 1735, and built the house about 1737. Thomas Jefferson was born here, April 13, 1743. He lived here, 1743-1745, and 1752-1770. The house burned in 1770, and Jefferson then moved to Monticello.

Oak Hill, VA

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James Monroe (1758-1831), the fifth President of the United States, began the construction of Oak Hill, his Loudoun County mansion, between 1820 and 1823 and lived here following his presidency until 1830, the year before he died.

Monticello

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Charlottesville, VA

Monticello was the home of Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of Independence, third President of the United States and noted architect and inventor. Jefferson began construction on his ‘little mountain’ home in 1769 and, after remodeling and enlarging the house, finally finished 40 years later in 1809.

James Madison’s Montpelier

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Montpelier Station, VA

The lifelong home of James Madison, “Father of the Constitution” and fourth President of the United States, was also home to three generations of the Madison family from 1723 to 1844. The mansion core was built by Madison’s father c.1760.

Gettysburg College’s Majestic Theater

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Gettysburg, PA
interior of the majestic theater at gettysburg college

More than ninety years ago, the doors of the Majestic Theater opened for the first time, welcoming audiences to the largest vaudeville and silent movie theater in south-central Pennsylvania.

James Madison Museum of Orange County Heritage

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Orange, VA
inside the james madison museum with period items on display such as a vintage automobile

A unique presidential, multi-cultural and agricultural museum; the first in the U.S. to honor James Madison, Jr. Our collection consists of a diverse mix of artifacts that includes documents, textiles, farm equipment, conveyances, presidential artifacts and  a 1733 tenant farmhouse built for Alexander Spotswood. Our exhibit rooms: Presidents, Black History, Native American, Hall of Agriculture […]