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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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  • Average15%
  • Poor1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
2050 James Monroe Pkwy, Charlottesville, VA 22902-7546
+1 434-293-8000
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Reviewed 3 days ago

If you enjoy history, then you will enjoy Highland. Each of the Founding Fathers was different and unique in his own way. While not nearly as posh as Monticello or Montpelier, Highland tells the story of James Monroe. So, if you want to learn a...More

1  Thank TimTVirginia
Reviewed 4 days ago

James Monroe's Highland home is worth seeing but is a bit underwhelming overall. The original house burned down so all that is left is a small guest cottage and an addition which are decorated in original and period piece furnishings. An 1800's house is attached...More

Thank Michael R
Reviewed 1 week ago

I Love the town of Charlottesville I was born here. My husband and I travel back many times from Pa. to see family

1  Thank speedybj
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ground were nicely kept; buildings, also. Went to visitors center and purchased some pickled vegetables, etc. Nice drive to this location.

Thank Ann J
Reviewed 1 week ago

We only stayed about an hour there but learned a lot about Mr. Monroe and the property. Our tour guide was outstanding.

1  Thank joannebates1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were pleasantly surprised with this tour. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable. Tour takes about 30 minutes. There are some original pieces in the home. It was well worth the stop to see. I bought tickets on groupon and paid $6.00 a piece for...More

2  Thank Tina J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Highland is not Monticello, but it a hidden gem in Charlottesville. The tour of the buildings lasts about 40 minutes. Our guide was very knowledgeable and answered our questions with courtesy and humor. There are a number of out buildings to see as well. About...More

2  Thank Catfish008
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you visit Thomas Jefferson's Monticello you might as well make the 10 minute drive to see the Monroe property. There is ample parking at the visitor's center and a friendly staff. The gift shop is fully stocked with great mementos from your visit. I...More

1  Thank Dewayne P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our morning excursion. It took us about a 1/2 hour to drive there fro our campground, on some beautiful country roads with huge homes and horse farms. We turned into the drive for the home and were impressed with the stately tree lined...More

1  Thank Jeannene A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our guide was extremely knowledgeable about Monroe and provided a perfect blend of information about the man, his family and the country. Although his original house is no longer standing, you still had an understanding of how his home life was lived. It is well...More

1  Thank Stacy T
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