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Monrovia

Address: Colonial Beach, VA
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: The birthplace of James Monroe.
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: The birthplace of James Monroe.
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Colonial Beach, Virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

The best time to visit Monroe's Birthplace is on his birthday at the end of April. There are folks in period costume, guest speakers, fife and drums, etc. The mini-museum at the site here is nicely done and the grounds are well kept. There are long range plans to rebuild some of the structures that existed on this land back... More 

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Garden Valley, CA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2012

I visited Colonial Beach and thoroughly enjoyed my visit. The town hosts a lot of very talented artists who display their work in a monthly art walk that was welcoming, interesting, and offered delicious appetizerss at no cost. Many people in the town were friendly and helpful wherever I went. The restaurants were amazingly good for such a small town... More 

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Reston, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2012

Don't believe the Official Colonial Beach, VA Website - with nice pictures and happy people. The whole beach, town, area, and the restrauants are just bad news. On a whim, we wanted to go to a beach to spend a hot August day. What a disaster. The only place to shower and change are the uncleaned and unsanitary urine smelling... More 

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Norfolk, Virginia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2011

The building is hidden from the road, and even from the first area you drive in to, so keep going back. It is very small, but worth going in if you are in the area. There are a few things about James Monroe, and also about other founding fathers. Free, and you can see everything in about 10 minutes (longer... More 

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