Decor & Furnishings
Mansion & Grounds
Bringing Back the Home that James and Dolley Created and Loved
Dolley sold Montpelier after James Madison’s death, and sold or gave away the contents of the home before moving to Washington D.C. Now, more than 150 years later, the curators at James Madison’s Montpelier are busy researching on the family's daily life and material culture.
The search for original objects is also underway. Inventories, diaries, journal entries, memoirs, probate records, tax records, and oral history provide extensive details about furnishings and room use. When possible, rooms have been furnished and restored to interpret the ca. 1820s Madison home.
Joe and Marge Grills Gallery,