Leland-Madison Memorial Park

The Leland-Madison Memorial Park

The Leland-Madison Memorial Park is the location with founding father James Madison met with Pastor John Leland for an interview regarding religious freedom.

The first draft of the First Amendment read as follows, “The Civil Rights of none shall be abridged on account of religious belief or worship, nor shall any national religion be established, nor shall the full and equal rights of conscience be in any manner, nor on any pretext infringed.”