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James Monroe's Highland

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Part of William & Mary, this historic site is the home of James Monroe, fifth president of the United States.
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2050 James Monroe Pkwy, Charlottesville, VA 22902-7546
+1 434-293-8000
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All reviews ash lawn guest house original house our tour guide original furniture small house down the road jefferson's monticello founding fathers grounds are lovely great tour gift shop his life interesting history charlottesville area worth a stop the main house
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a very nice historic tour. This is a colonial tour that is only recently available, as the home was privately owned. Has active archeological digs going. The guide was very precise in relaying lifestyles. Beautiful grounds and Cafe is wonderful for a break.

Thank FZ S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the highland in early October and had a great experience. The drive there was beautiful and the Monroe highland is located in a very scenic, isolated area. We arrived in the visitor center/gift shop and were able to buy our tickets for the...More

Thank Cameron T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There is plenty of history of James Monroe here. The President’s home burned down but they have located where the foundation stood. It is interesting and the tour guide tells you many facts. Because of the Presidential history we were glad we went there.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great guide who was very knowledgeable, keen and enthusiastic for his subject which always makes it a great visit.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had an excellent tour guide but if had it do again, would have definitely skipped the virtual tour. Lots of original James Monroe items in what was originally the guest house but worth the time to visit.

Thank Brad G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When driving up the lovely avenue of trees , one expects a grand home to be there. Not so..but wait!, The ongoing archeological discovery of Monroe’s home’s original foundation lends a fascinating edge to the tour. Our guide was absolutely fabulous, and Made the history...More

Thank genebilbro
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

William and Mary run this historic sight home of James Monroe, 5th President of the US. Very knowledgeable docents who are happy to answer all your questions. The house and guest house are smaller than Monticello by far. Gardens, well house and gardens, smokehouse, slave...More

Thank B W
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

Not as fabulous looking as Monticello or Montpelier but nonetheless an interesting and educational tour. Those giant oak trees are a must see too.

Thank Sherryl F
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

The Highland is near Monticello and worth a visit. This was my first time there despite living nearby for years. It was nice to finally make it. We went on a Friday morning early to avoid the summer heat. We were the first ones there...More

Thank oldstocks
Reviewed 2 September 2018

The team at Highland (to mention a few - Sara, Nancy, Douglas) are passionate about their work and it shows! Beautiful grounds to explore! It was recently discovered that the true home of Monroe was lost to a fire and the current home on the...More

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