James Madison was the oldest of twelve children. He was a small and sickly boy who studied and worked hard to become a leader in his community and his country.


Where can you learn more about James and Dolley Madison?

Montpelier Montpelier Station, VA - The lifelong home of James Madison.

Greensboro Historical Museum Greensboro, NC - Dolley Madison was born in Guilford County, North Carolina, and this museum has a collection related to her life.

Todd House Philadelphia, PA - Dolley Madison lived here with her first husband, John Todd, before his death in 1793. James and Dolley later met in Philadelphia.

James Madison Memorial Building Washington, DC - One of the three buildings that make up the Library of Congress, this also houses a national memorial to Madison.