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Was a very inexpensive and small museum. Had a lot of info on James Monroe's life and achievements... read more

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We had enough time in Historic Fredericksburg for one Historic site/museum and chose this one based... read more

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Fairfax County, Virginia
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Reviewed February 21, 2018

This is the original site of James Monroe’s law office, a fine museum. While small, it contained quite a number of interesting pieces, including portraits, artifacts and furniture, including the desk believed to be where He penned the Monroe doctrine. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank tawny1956
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Reviewed February 11, 2018

The docent was more than helpful answering questions about President Monroe and his legacy. I was glad to know more about the man and his family, compared to all that he accomplished in his lifetime.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Kelleygirl2
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Reviewed December 18, 2017 via mobile

Visited on a Monday morning and had the museum to ourselves. John H. warmly greeted us and provided a nice introduction to provide us context and perspective about James Monroe and how the museum came to be. Interesting collection of historical pieces on display and they rotate items and the displays periodically. Plenty of history packed into a small footprint and the accompanying written descriptions were well done. The museum does a fantastic job of highlighting the legacy of a man served his country admirably in many roles (soldier, statesman, private lawyer) yet doesn’t shy away from the less admirable truths of a man engulfed in an era of slavery. This museum isn’t as well known as it should be. Small gift shop on the premises and street parking is available. 30-60 minute visit is adequate.

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed November 26, 2017

First visit to this museum. We were pleasantly surprised at the amount of information is in this museum, for its size. Very pleasant staff. They have great artifacts and there is a good bit to learn about Monroe and the early United States. They have a small but packed book store. There is a very modest charge. Highly recommend.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank David H
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Reviewed November 9, 2017

What a terrific surprise. I came for Civil War and ended up loving revolutionary history even more. Neat stop. Interesting docents. Spectacular history. Well worth the hour.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank tonycpa
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