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James Monroe's Highland

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Address: 2050 James Monroe Pkwy, Charlottesville, VA 22902-7546
Phone Number: +1 434-293-8000
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Part of William & Mary, this historic site is the home of James Monroe,...

Part of William & Mary, this historic site is the home of James Monroe, fifth president of the United States.

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tircho sez: You need to visit this home also and it was included on our ticket that we bought ( 3 sites to visit). After seeing Jefferson's and Madison's home, this one... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Germantown, Maryland
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Germantown, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

tircho sez: You need to visit this home also and it was included on our ticket that we bought ( 3 sites to visit). After seeing Jefferson's and Madison's home, this one certainly is the smallest of them all. And it really looks like "this home certainly is not like the others". WELL, it is not. And you need to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

James Monroe and Thomas Jefferson were friends. They had neighboring homes and were frequent visitors to each other's houses. These two founding fathers were both so essential to the beginnings of our great United States. Highland is a lovely home and so peaceful. We enjoyed our visit there immensely. Mature trees, birds singing, lots to see, lots to experience if... More 

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Marion, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I was here 2 years ago and was told this was Monroe's presidential home. I LOVE history because they just finished archeological work and have found the foundation for the "real" house and this is believed to be a guest house.

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King George, Va
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The guide was very informative and told us about what the changes that had been going on. I will be interested to see what changes will happen in the next few years. It was very nice

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I went with two toddlers to visit Highland because the kids love learning about history. We enjoyed the property and the history. It is kept very clean and is very walkable. We arrived early (9am on a Saturday) and felt like the estate belonged to us alone. The kids loved the animals (peacocks, chickens, sheep, etc.). I loved the landscaping... More 

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Blairstown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful historical site; interesting, educational and entertaining with many original artifacts from Monroe's home.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our visit was "ok", not wonderful, we were informed they found Monroes original foundation and his house had burned down and we were probably touring the "guest house" for me that kind of ruined the whole experience of "monroes house". The tour was short and not the best. The grounds were neat and they had a gentleman spinning wool into... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Did you forget Monroe existed? These tour guides didn't! The guides are well informed expert story tellers who guide you through the past for a small fee. If you're within driving distance, not to be missed.

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Syosset
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited following Monticello because of its proximity . The grounds and the house are unimpressive . The house is not authentic and they are still gathering artifacts from that period . There was free concert the 4 th but otherwise a costly entrance fee and not worth the trip.

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Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Before you visit, it is important to know that when you tour Jame's Monroe's Highland, you are touring a "lodger's house" that was build by President Monroe. The actual house occupied by the Monroe's burnt in the 1800's. The yellow house pictured on the website did not exist when President Monroe lived on the property. Many of the furnishings and... More 

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