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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.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good34%
  • Average15%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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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 13 September 2016

Beautiful scenery. Children enjoyed it. Enjoyable gardens. It is worth the visit. Many people, as I did, get to it via Monticello. It is worth the stop.

Thank C S
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

For those interested in revolutionary era history, this is a great stop. MJ was our tour guide and she did a fantastic job making us feel the setting and understand the context of Monroe's public service to our budding country. This is a much smaller...More

Thank cd1462
Reviewed 7 September 2016

This was an "ok" place to visit. We went after visiting Monticello and felt that it was not a great, but essential to complete our tour of the presidents' homes. The original house burnt down, but interestingly enough, the archaeologists are there "uncovering it." The...More

1  Thank Olga V
Reviewed 7 September 2016

As part of the group of at least ten people who were led by the knowledgeable guide, we were led through what was thought to be the home of James Monroe and his family. Following the guided tour, was a self-guided tour. Even though we...More

Thank Sue N
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Had a great history lesson here. New archeological finds. Our guide was the best, very knowledgeable. We re recommend this historical stop to everyone.

Thank Mike B
Reviewed 3 September 2016

The historic guide personnel, especially the lady in the slave quarters (++++), were all very knowledgeable--and they laughed and totally interacted with you during their presentation time with your group. For example, James Monroe carried a musket ball in his shoulder until his death, which...More

Thank TommeC2016
Reviewed 27 August 2016

It seems what was thought to be Monroe's modest home was really for guests and the original home burned after passing out of the family! I want to know more. The huge oak tree, over 300 years old, is worth the price of admission and...More

Thank Lori Z
Reviewed 27 August 2016

A step back in American History. Very knowledgeable hosts. Some exciting archeological finds to learn about and follow over the next few years. Some of the personal facts about James Monroe tht are shared will give you a greater appreciation for the intellectual capacity of...More

Thank Floyd P
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

It's a very nice 1 hour addition to our day at Monticello. The guides are really enthusiastic, but except slow space. I would recommend the garden tour with the kids, not the house tour. There are even a few animals.

Thank viganiko
Reviewed 25 August 2016

We had a very interesting and informative tour with a great tour guide. She was exceptionally well informed both about the house and James Monroe. Also, there is a very nice gift shop with lots of books about Monroe. When we asked our guide which...More

Thank Gerald C
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