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Virginia: The Mother of Presidents

Eight U.S. Presidents were born in Virginia and most of their homes can be visited today. In the Charlottesville area alone, visitors will find and tour the homes of three. 

George Washington

Mount Vernon

(1731-1799) Westmoreland County

Thomas Jefferson

Monticello

(1743-1826) Albermarle County

James Madison

Montpelier

(1751-1835) Port Conway

James Monroe

James Monroe's Highland

(1758-1831) Westmoreland County

 

William Henry Harrison

Berkeley Plantation

(1773-1841) Charles City County

John Tyler

Sherwood Forest

(1790-1862) Greenway

Zachary Taylor

Barboursville

(1784-1850) Barboursville, Orange County

  • Presidency: (12th, 1849-1850)

Woodrow Wilson

Woodrow Wilson Library

(1856-1924) Staunton

  • Presidency: (28th, 1913-1921)
  • Birthplace: Manse

Sites Associated with Washington

Sites Associated with Harrison

Sites Associated with Jefferson

Sites Associated with Madison

Sites Associated with Monroe

Sites Associated with Tyler

Sites Associated with Wilson

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