Madison Objects

Research & Collections

Treasured Objects Tell of a Life Well Lived

While many of the Madisons’ possessions were widely distributed following their deaths, dozens of pieces with strong provenance survive and can be found at Montpelier and in private and public collections around the world. See Montpelier’s app for more information on significant Madison objects.

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"I give all my personal estate of every description ornamental as well as my dear Wife."

James Madison's Last Will, Testament, and Codicil, April 15, 1835