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James Monroe's Highland

2050 James Monroe Pkwy, Charlottesville, VA 22902-7546
+1 434-293-8000
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Part of William & Mary, this historic site is the home of James Monroe, fifth president of the United States.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good35%
  • Average15%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“ash lawn” (160 reviews)
“guest house” (41 reviews)
“original house” (36 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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2050 James Monroe Pkwy, Charlottesville, VA 22902-7546
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+1 434-293-8000
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"ash lawn"
in 160 reviews
"guest house"
in 41 reviews
"original house"
in 36 reviews
"tour guide"
in 63 reviews
"original furniture"
in 12 reviews
"small house"
in 10 reviews
"down the road"
in 25 reviews
"jefferson's monticello"
in 23 reviews
"founding fathers"
in 27 reviews
"great tour"
in 26 reviews
"grounds are lovely"
in 11 reviews
"gift shop"
in 32 reviews
"interesting history"
in 11 reviews
"his life"
in 19 reviews
"worth a stop"
in 9 reviews
"charlottesville area"
in 22 reviews
"the main house"
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Reviewed yesterday

This property was not what we expected- the Monroe house doesn't exist there. The current house is decorated "in the period" and has a few Monroe furnishings.

Thank MamaTrish3
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Truth to tell, apart from knowing Monroe was the 5th US president and a bit about “Monroe Doctrine”, I was ignorant of so much of his life and contribution to the development of the United States. He has certainly been overshadowed in public education by...More

Thank Jack L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you visit Monticello, home to third President, Thomas Jefferson, please travel a few miles to home of fifth President, James Monroe. Monroe, younger than Jefferson did not have the wealth or insight to build beyond a modest home on a working farm. But it...More

Thank DivaO
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting as the house burned down not long after Monroe moved out. What you tour are the grounds and the guest house. The tour guide was very entertaining and knew many things about Monroe.

Thank Susan B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you go to Monticello and/or Montpelier before visiting this house, you will be disappointed. It's very small and not a lot of original artifacts. We were also disappointed in our guide-he wasn't very personable and seemed to just be rattling off information. On the...More

Thank Lauren W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

good sight but prefer monticello. there is a charge for the tiny house museum. nice staff. really pretty area.

Thank Vanessa W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

to Monticello so if you're on a Founding Father's kick it's worth a stop. There's not much there from the time period, the original house having been destoryed by a fire and the Monroe's never lived in the one currently on the property. The tour...More

Thank Devon-Elizabeth S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the young lady who was our tour guide was very quick in answering questions about the estate. she did her job well. BUT there is so much that nobody has the answers for in regards to monroes original house they are trying to raise money...More

Thank stushu
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The home is not his original. The original burned down sometime between 1830-1850. But the tour guide made up for it.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I did not know alot about Monroe. He really was a great president. And to think that he was good friends with Jefferson and Madison was a neat factoid.

Thank Brian J
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