A ceremony for President James Madison


March 10, 1991

Birthday celebrations for President James Madison will be held on Saturday at his home, Montpelier, in Montpelier Station, Va. Madison lived here all his life and he and his wife, Dolley, are buried in the family cemetery on the property.

A wreath-laying ceremony will take place at Madison's grave at 2 p.m. An honor guard and band from the Quantico Marine Corps base will take part.

A reception with complimentary refreshments will follow at the mansion.

The ceremony is free, but regular admission will be charged for the house tour: adults, $6; seniors,$5; children 6 to 12, $1; under 6 free.

Open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Montpelier is four miles south of Orange, Va., on Route 20 near Charlottesville.

For information, call (703) 672-2728.

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