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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.
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2050 James Monroe Pkwy, Charlottesville, VA 22902-7546
+1 434-293-8000
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Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

It's a very nice 1 hour addition to our day at Monticello. The guides are really enthusiastic, but except slow space. I would recommend the garden tour with the kids, not the house tour. There are even a few animals.

Thank viganiko
Reviewed 25 August 2016

We had a very interesting and informative tour with a great tour guide. She was exceptionally well informed both about the house and James Monroe. Also, there is a very nice gift shop with lots of books about Monroe. When we asked our guide which...More

Thank Gerald C
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

I visited James Monroe's House last weekend. Very quaint place to visit without the crowds you would see at Monticello. The tour guides were great and very informative. The tour goes through James Monroes Guest House. His original house burned down.

Thank Porterhub
Reviewed 23 August 2016

This is a great house to visit. The tour guide was very informative and made it interesting. There are not the crowds here so you do not feel hurried. The grounds are spectacular. Excellent historic landmark. Will visit here again.

Thank Kenneth M
Reviewed 23 August 2016

in getting tickets and waiting for the tour to start we were told " he was a tour guide and the cashier would help us or answer questions. He was a fair guide and spouted his history in a bored and unenthusiastic way. The house...More

Thank Kelly S
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Didn't care for our tour guide she kind of bashed Thomas Jefferson and his home. When we got there they told us this really wasn't Monroe's home that his burnt and they are finding rubble from the home and did not have a lot of...More

Thank JoAnn C
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Only a short drive from Monticello. Visit the home of James Monroe to get a glimpse of how he modestly lived. The house was built in two stages by Monroe and a subsequent owner, thus the name Ashland-Highland. Look for the unusual chimney that you...More

Thank Bonnie M
Reviewed 19 August 2016

I drove past James Monroe's Highland, but did not get to visit due to lack of time. I wish that Highland was advertised more. All those visiting Thomas Jefferson's Monticello, know that Highland is just down the road. It looks like it is well worth...More

Thank Lisa B
Reviewed 17 August 2016

Highland offers something you won't see at Monticello: daily discovery and the redefinition of history. My tour guide, Martin, was great. He explained how the conventional wisdom about the property has been recently turned on its head due to new archeological discoveries. Apparently the archeological...More

Thank cracklinob
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Many people come here after Monticello and are "let down." Be forewarned, the Monroe home does not exist. Only the land it was on and a presidential guest house. As an American history buff who enjoys the presidential past, this stop was a must for...More

Thank Tloc1986
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