Season 1, Episode 4-James Madison and Port Conway

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Season 1, Episode 4: James Madison and Port Conway

James Madison’s birth and childhood, and his birthplace at Belle Grove Plantation in Port Conway, Virginia.

Listen as we visit James Madison’s birth and site at Belle Grove Plantation in Port Conway, along the Rappahannock. While the original home fell into the river (!), you can visit the current Belle Grove Plantation.

History of Belle Grove Plantation, on the site of the President’s birthplace.

From My May 2017 Visit!

***BONUS: the Booth markers I spotted en route to the Madison birthplace!

From My July 2021 Visit!

Mount Pleasant, on today’s Montpelier estate, where Madison grew up before moving into the main mansion.
What Belle Grove, Madison’s birthplace, would have looked like along the Rappahannock, ca. Booth’s escape.
James Madison portrait by Gilbert Stuart.

James Madison Birthplace: 17200 James Madison Parkway, Port Conway, Virginia.

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