A virtual peek inside the Madison House -- Gazette.Net


Take a virtual tour of Brookeville’s Madison House, one of four historic properties featured on www.HeritageMontgomery.org.

The home, built in 1790, provided refuge for President James Madison when he fled the British attack on the White House during the War of 1812.

Owners Duane and Sandra Heiler have restored the home, which was recently named the winner of the Washington Post’s Historic Homes contest. Sandra Heiler serves at the chairwoman of Brookeville’s War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission, which is planning a celebration to commemorate the events of Aug. 26, 1814, when the town served as the U.S. Capital for a day.

The video “travelogues,” lasting two to six minutes long, were originally part of the Paths to the Present series, which ran on County Cable Montgomery. Also featured are the C&O Canal and Monocacy Aqueduct in Dickerson, White’s Ferry in Poolesville, and the Clara Barton House in Glen Echo.

Heritage Montgomery plans to add a new video each month. The organization is dedicated to promoting and supporting heritage tourism to historical, cultural and natural areas in Montgomery County.