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“make time for this” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of James Monroe's Highland

James Monroe's Highland
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$105.00*
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Private Civil War History Half-Day Tour
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Part of William & Mary, this historic site is the home of James Monroe, fifth president of the United States.
Brookville, Ohio
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23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“make time for this”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2013

first time we did other things except Monticello. This tour and the information we gained about Monroe was new to us and very interesting. Something you should not miss

Visited October 2013
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Mobile, AL
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116 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“New appreciation of Monroe”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2013

Our visit to Highlands was an accident, but a very happy one. It was refreshing to visit a home that appeared to be a real home. Our guide was excellent. The furnishings of the home were the stars. May were originals, all were period. We visited Monticello and Montpelier. Both were much grander and famous, but Highlands was very intimate and seemed more real than either of the other two,

Visited October 2013
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Laguna Hills, California
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Interesting Insight into President Monroe”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2013

After visiting Monticello, this was much less extensive but still interesting. The tour guide was knowledgable and very enthusiastic about President Monroe, and gave us many examples of his impact to United States history. This is definitely worth the time.

Visited October 2013
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Washington DC
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27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Intimate Home of A Former President”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2013

While Monticello was grand and huge, this home was small and intimate. A very beautiful home and surrouding gardens. Our guide was very knowlegable and we learned a lot about James Monroe. A must for history buffs.

Visited September 2013
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Fort Myers, Florida
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24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“really enjoyed”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2013

I really enjoyed this tour. I had no idea what to expect, but I feel like I learned more here than on the tour at Montecello. I also liked the more intimate feel of this place. The views are stunning.

Visited September 2013
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