James Monroe's Highland

Historic Site
2050 James Monroe Pkwy
Charlottesville, VA 22902
(434) 293-8000
9:00am - 6:00pm
9:00am - 6:00pm
9:00am - 6:00pm
9:00am - 6:00pm
9:00am - 6:00pm
9:00am - 6:00pm
9:00am - 6:00pm


  • President James Monroe & wife, Elizabeth made this their home from 1799 to 1823. After the Monroes' death, the name of their farm was changed from "Highland" to "Ash Lawn". Today both names are used.
  • Cool place. No wait time unlike Monticello. So if your stuck waiting at Jefferson's place for 3 hrs, hop over here!
  • Great smaller site that stands in contrast to the craziness of Monticello.
  • The tour isn't terribly impressive, but it's still informative and the chance to wander the stunning grounds afterwards is worth it. The wedding I went to here also benefitted highly from the scenery.
  • Take time to explore the grounds. It still functions as a working far, so you can get a sense of what life was like when Monroe lived here.
  • Our tour docent was the best!
  • A great place to get married! Especially on 4/30/11.

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