A short video created by the Montpelier Foundation and Partsense, Inc that shows the evolution of the Montpelier Mansion through the three Madison family construction periods. The first period shows the circa 1765 Georgian house that was built by President Madison’s father (James Madison Senior). The second period includes the circa 1797 additions that were added by President Madison when he returned to Montpelier with Dolley after serving the House of Representatives. The last phase dates to circa 1812 and illustrates the changes Madison made to the Mansion after he was elected president in 1808.
A series of photographs showing the deconstruction of the circa 1901 duPont additions to reveal the circa 1812 appearance of Montpelier.