Season 2, Episode 4-James Madison and Montpelier

Listen To This Episode! The Father of the Constitution has one of the most ambitious renovation projects, to get his home at Montpelier back to the status when James and Dolley Madison resided there. Learn about Madison’s pre-presidency, his tumultuous term, his enigmatic wife, and, of course, his mansion! Be sure to check out JamesContinue reading “Season 2, Episode 4-James Madison and Montpelier”

Season 1, Episode 28-Woodrow Wilson and Staunton

Listen to This Episode! Our final trip to the Cradle of the Presidency, to Woodrow Wilson’s birthplace in Staunton, Virginia. A man who believed wholly in his own destiny, for better and for worse, listen to his childhood and what happened to his birthplace! The Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum, next to the birthplace.Continue reading “Season 1, Episode 28-Woodrow Wilson and Staunton”

Season 1, Episode 12-Zachary Taylor and Montebello

Listen to This Episode! Zachary Taylor, Ol’ Rough and Ready, born in Montebello…hardly a Virginian, but a Southerner through and through. Explore his birthplace(s) and his unique upbringing in the wilds of Kentucky, as well as his rise through the military, as well as how his views on slavery were shaped. Montebello Plantation, from VirginiaIsForLovers.Continue reading “Season 1, Episode 12-Zachary Taylor and Montebello”

Season 1, Episode 10-John Tyler and Greenway Plantation

Listen to This Episode! Stop by Greenway Plantation, home of Governor John Tyler, Sr., and birthplace of President John Tyler, Jr. Just down the John Tyler Memorial Highway from William Henry Harrison’s birthplace at Berkeley Plantation, this site is one of the few untouched since the president left…though it is in private hands. Learn aboutContinue reading “Season 1, Episode 10-John Tyler and Greenway Plantation”

Season 1, Episode 5-James Monroe and Colonial Beach

Listen to This Episode! James Monroe’s birth and childhood, as well as his birth site at Colonial Beach, Virginia. Listen as we visit Monroe’s birth site, one of the few which have received improvements and new recognition very recently, opening a visitors’ center and birthplace replica in recent years! James Monroe Birthplace site. Updates andContinue reading “Season 1, Episode 5-James Monroe and Colonial Beach”

Season 1, Episode 4-James Madison and Port Conway

Listen to This Episode! 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 GroveContinue reading “Season 1, Episode 4-James Madison and Port Conway”

Season 1, Episode 3-Thomas Jefferson and Shadwell

Listen to This Episode! Thomas Jefferson’s birth and childhood at Shadwell, Virginia. Listen as we travel to Shadwell and chart Jefferson’s childhood and upbringing, and the odd path his birthsite has taken since it burned to the ground. Monticello’s page on the Shadwell site. Thomas Jefferson’s other boyhood home, Tuckahoe Plantation. From My May 2017Continue reading “Season 1, Episode 3-Thomas Jefferson and Shadwell”

Season 1, Episode 1-George Washington and Pope Creek

Listen to this episode! George Washington’s birthplace in Pope’s Creek–February 22, 1732 Listen as we explore George Washington’s birth and childhood, as well as the preservation of his birthplace! National Park’s Service Site for George Washington’s Birthplace National Monument George Washington’s Ferry Farm From My May 2017 Visit From My July 2021 Visit My JulyContinue reading “Season 1, Episode 1-George Washington and Pope Creek”