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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 great tour grounds are lovely gift shop his life interesting history charlottesville area worth a stop the main house
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We found out that what was thought to be James Monroe's original home was built much later by others. But the history and artifacts saved were of interest and the docent was very very good. Located in a quiet serene place and a good way...More

Thank hockeychief
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The actual home burned, so it is outlined on the property with rocks. A tour is given through the property's original (?) guest house, which is quite small, but the rooms are set up to resemble what the rooms might have looked like in the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were on a tour of 4 US President homes in the area. This one was interesting and told about Monroe's accomplishments. It did not really have much to share as far as actual home of Monroe as the actual home had been destroyed by...More

Thank EastTNTraveler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The house almost is a total recreation as it burned down at one time. Some furniture belonged to Monroe. At best it’s a guess and interpretation of what they think it would’ve looked like since very little was written down by Monroe in contrast to...More

Thank Marlene G S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Learned alot about James Madison and the Constitution. Kids loved talking to James Madison about literature (no James Madison has not read Harry Potter) and marriage.

Thank 565geist
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 5 weeks 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 3cameront
Reviewed 3 October 2018 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.

Thank arlened585
Reviewed 30 September 2018

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

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Reviewed 22 September 2018 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
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