Was that just… James Madison???


It’s not every day you see James Madison walking around Capitol Hill. In fact, last Thursday, many members of Congress and staffers did a “double-take” as a fully costumed “James Madison” passed them.

“Mr. Madison” walked the halls of Capitol Hill to deliver official Montpelier Constitutions to the entire Virginia Congressional delegation–13 members in all. The visits took place on the second day of the 112th Congress, the same day members of the United States House of Representatives read the entire Constitution aloud from the House floor for the first time in history

“Mr. Madison” began his rounds with a visit with new House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, who holds the same congressional seat Madison held from 1789 to 1797. Montpelier will arrange to send Constitution copies to all members of Congress later this year.


Montpelier Staff