James Madison's Montpelier is located on Route 20 in Orange, Virginia, 25 minutes north of Charlottesville, and 2 hours south of Washington, D.C.
James Madison's Montpelier
Lat. 38°13'36"N, Long. 78°10'46"W
NOTE: James Madison’s Montpelier IS NOT located in Montpelier, Virginia, which is a town located on Route 33, outside of Richmond. James Madison’s Montpelier is located in Orange County, just north of Charlottesville and east of Culpeper.
From Charlottesville, VA
Option 1: Take VA-20 N (Stony Point Rd) 8 miles before turning right to stay on Co Rd 600/VA-20 N/Stony Point Rd. Continue to follow VA-20 N to the stop sign. Turn left onto US-33 W/VA-20 N/Spotswood Trail. Take the 1st right onto VA-20 N/Constitution Hwy. In approximately 8 miles, the Montpelier entrance will be on your right. Your journey should take about 30 minutes.
Option 2: Take Route VA-29 N to Ruckersville, VA. Turn right onto Spotswood Trl/US-33. Turn left onto Constitution Hwy/VA-20 N. In approximately 8 miles, the Montpelier entrance will be on your right. Your journey should take about 38 minutes.
From Washington, D.C.
Option 1: From 66 west, merge onto US-29 south at EXIT 43 towards Gainesville/Warrenton. Continue approximately 38 miles until you reach Exit US-15 toward Culpeper/Orange. Turn left onto US-15 S/US-15-BRS/Orange. Continue for 17 miles, then turn right onto West Main St. (US-15/VA-20-BR) onto Route 20 S. After approximately 4 miles, the Montpelier entrance will be on your left. Your journey should take approximately 2 hours.
Option 2: Take I-95 south towards Fredericksburg. Merge onto VA-3 west via EXIT 130B towards Culpeper. After approximately 13 miles, turn left onto VA-/Constitution Hwy 20 S. After 22 miles, you will reach the town of Orange. At the traffic light, turn right onto Caroline St/US-15/VA-20 and continue straight for .03 miles before turning left onto W. MainSt/VA-20 S. After approximately 4 miles, the Montpelier entrance will be on your left. Your journey should take approximately 2 hours.
From Richmond, VA
Take I-64 W to US-15 via EXIT 136 towards Gordonsville/Palmyra. Turn right onto Route 15 N towards Gordonsville. Continue approximately 12 miles. You will enter a roundabout and take the 2nd exit to continue onto N Main St/US33/VA-231. Stay to the right to stay on Blue Ridge Turnpike/VA-231. Continue approximately 6 miles, then turn right onto Constitution Hwy/VA-20. After 3 miles, the Montpelier entrance will be on your right. Your journey should take approximately 1-½ hours.
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