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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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  • Very good35%
  • Average15%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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2050 James Monroe Pkwy, Charlottesville, VA 22902-7546
+1 434-293-8000
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Reviewed July 9, 2016 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...More

Thank Bbmizrahi
Reviewed July 5, 2016

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...More

Thank BCDOhio
Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I took this tour Saturday our tour guide was very knowledgeable . She went into great detail that this was Monroe's guest house and that they were undertaking excavating the original home as money would allow. We both learned so much.

Thank Carriem12105
Reviewed July 1, 2016

This tour was not as glamorous as the Monticello tour, but it was the most interesting. There was an older gentleman who had a display on spinning wool that was amazing. He was very knowledgeable and friendly. He said he had worked there for 27...More

Thank infogrlSevierville
Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

A beautiful place to visit. Lots of new discoveries being made on where the actual home place was. Very nice 40 minute tour. Original items that belonged to the president. Worth the visit!

Thank Writerwife
Reviewed June 28, 2016

No trip would be complete without a visit to all 3 Presidents homes in this area who were all friends as well. So much history !

Thank karla g
Reviewed June 27, 2016

James Monroe's Highland is a great place to visit with children. They have the opportunity to learn about things like cooking over an open fire, shearing sheep, and playing lawn games. It gives visitors a glimpse into the past without the large crowds. Beautiful gardens...More

1  Thank desingertravel
Reviewed June 27, 2016

First we noticed that there was ample parking and you did not have to walk very far to gain access to the property. We thought that we were lucky and had selected a day when the tour buses and large crowds were absence. However, when...More

2  Thank ddavis60
Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Just a cute farmhouse. Interesting stories but skip this one and go to Monticello instead. They have peacocks on the property which was the highlight for me.

Thank Vafarmer
Reviewed June 25, 2016

$8- just to walk around the place - add another $4 to walk in the house. No mention of slavery- ooops! They forgot! He had 49 slaves - and when he started to lose $$ (he was lousey with $$ ala Tom Jefferson) - HE...More

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