WASHINGTON (AP) - Homes of slaves who served President James Madison at his Montpelier estate in Virginia will be rebuilt over the next five years for the first time with a $10 million gift from a leading philanthropist and history buff.

WASHINGTON (AP) Homes of slaves who served President James Madison at his Montpelier estate in Virginia will be rebuilt over the next five years for the first time with a $10 million gift from a leading philanthropist and history buff.

Washington businessman David Rubenstein announced the gift Saturday to rebuild the slave quarters and refurnish parts of the home where Madison drafted ideas that became the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Many Madison family belongings were dispersed over the last 150 years, leaving some rooms mostly empty.

Montpelier Foundation President and CEO Kat Imhoff says the gift will enliven the estate and provide a fuller version of American history by showing where slaves lived and worked.

The donation is one of the largest gifts in Montpelier's history.