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  • Montpelier, Home of James Madison, The...

    “A short walk from the house was a beautiful temple. It was built over the icehouse, which made it very cool; close to it was an immense mulberry tree. This building was intended, but never used for, the President's study.”— Mary Cutts, Dolly Madison’s nieceMr. Madison’s Temple Used as a logo for Montpelier, the Temple was built in 1810 over a...

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  • Montpelier, Home of James Madison,...

    “All men having power ought to be distrusted to a certain degree.”— James Madison (1751-1836)Today, Montpelier’s terraced garden covers two acres, half of what it did when the Madisons lived here. This garden is similar to the one that was planted in the early 20th century when the duPonts owned the estate. The Garden Club of Virginia supported a...

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  • Montpelier, Home of James Madison,...

    “At some distance from the house was the garden, laid off in the shape of a horseshoe by an experienced French gardener, who lived many years on the place; his name was Beazee; he and his wife came to Virginia at the time of the French Revolution and left Mr. Madison shortly before his death to return to “La belle France.” They were great favorites...

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  • Montpelier, Home of James Madison,...

    “It is one of my sources of happiness never to desire a knowledge of other people’s business.”— Dolley Madison (1768-1849)Others are looking to Dolley’s business. The business of her kitchen was the focus of an archaeological dig in progress next to the mansion. Will our kitchen ever be the focus of such curiosity? A plate believed to have belonged...

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  • Montpelier, Home of James Madison,...

    “America was indebted to immigration for her settlement and prosperity. That part of America which had encouraged them most had advanced most rapidly in population, agriculture and the arts.”— James Madison (1751-1836)We had the good fortune to visit Montpelier on the day that a bronze sculptural grouping was dedicated. The brief ceremony included...

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  • Montpelier, Home of James Madison,...

    “All that seems indispensable in stating the account between the dead and the living, is to see that the debts against the latter do not exceed the advances made by the former.”— James Madison (1751-1836)Generation to Generation Unlike his good friend Jefferson, Madison was a frugal man. Jefferson died leaving a ‘monticello’ of debt; whereas...

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Orange Hotels

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  • Holiday Inn Express Orange

    750 Round Hill Drive, , Orange, VA 22960

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Chestnut Hill Bed & Breakfast Inn

    236 Caroline Street, Orange, Virginia, 22960, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Inn at Westwood Farm

    12256 Montford Road, Orange, Virginia, 22960, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

Orange Restaurants

  • Like Private Dining

    First of all, this restaurant is not in Orange, VA; it is in Locust Dale, VA, about a 20-minute drive from Orange.Reservations are required for the five-course dinner menu at $65 per person.You feel as if you have a private dining room to yourself. The service is excellent. The food is superb. The atmosphere is comfortable.This is a special...

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  • Best Food in the Piedmont

    First of all, this restaurant is not in Orange; it is in Culpeper, a short drive north of Orange.This was such a good restaurant; it was the best meal of our 10 day DC/VA trip. Although I checked of the ‘Italian’ spot for the type of food; it is really a broad Mediterranean menu. The owner/chef is of Greek ancestry; he has used many Greek...

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  • Great Food, HUGE Portions

    First, this restaurant is not in Orange, it is in Culpeper, a short drive north of Orange.Come to It’s About Thyme with a healthy appetite. The serving portions are HUGE. I ordered a Greek salad; it was very good. It took me 30 to 45 minutes to eat it. When the portions are this big the food — the flavor and enjoying that flavor — gets lost.

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  • A Bit of France in Central Virginia

    First: this restaurant is not in Orange, VA; it is in Gordonsville, VA a short drive south of Orange.Pomme, apple in French, is a very good place to eat. It is owned and operated by a French family, father cooking, son handling the front of the restaurant. Portions are healthy, the steak eaten by Tom was the size of a dinner plate.

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  • BBQ

    Cozy neighborhood restaurant. Everyone seemed to know each other. Extensive menu, lunch specials. Felt clean The portions were huge but we weren't enthralled so we did not pack up our leftovers. We ate BBQ with fries and cole slaw. All we really tasted was salt, our meals were just soooo salty.

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  • Lunch stop

    During the mid 80s, when we were driving back and forth between Leonardtown and Crozet, with horses in a horse trailer, we would usually stop here for lunch. We were avoiding the madness that was I-95 and the white knuckle driving there-on. We didn't take any photos in those days, and on subsequent times through this area I have had a problem...

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