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James Monroe's Highland

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Address: 2050 James Monroe Pkwy, Charlottesville, VA 22902-7546
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+1 434-293-8000
09:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Part of William & Mary, this historic site is the home of James Monroe,...

Part of William & Mary, this historic site is the home of James Monroe, fifth president of the United States.

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What a treat!

An easy and beautiful drive from UVA. The rolling hills and wisteria were breathtaking! Highlands is a very manageable visit, with a 45 minute guided estate visit. Even though... read more

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Lewis Center, Ohio
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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

While this historic home isn't as massive or glamorous as the others in the area, it's so close to the Jefferson Monticello , that it's worth stopping. There are docents to help you along and learn about how President Monroe was so close in proximity to Jefferson in their retirement years. The estate is owned by William and Mary in... More 

Thank Leslie R
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

An easy and beautiful drive from UVA. The rolling hills and wisteria were breathtaking! Highlands is a very manageable visit, with a 45 minute guided estate visit. Even though the house is not his original home, there are many of his family's beautiful furnishings and it does feel very historic. The grounds are beautiful. The animals are a lovely addition,... More 

Thank M O
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We are continuing to visit our tours of homes of presidents. This was a good one. Very pretty place. Easy to get to. Not a lot to do but our guide was very knowledgeable. I learned a lot.

Thank Leigh Ann O
Olney, Maryland
2 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Gorgeous day, incredible service and food. We traveled with a group of 22 people, all who had made overnight plans and some were preparing for a cruise the following day. The day was flawless, the service perfect.

Thank pattylyon
Asbury Park, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were unaware that James Monroe's home doesn't even exist, but a Victorian house stands there now. However, we did tour the original Monroe guest house, and had an excellent guide. There was a good collection of "Monroe-belia" and some original Monroe-owned and other period furniture. We learned alot from the tour, and enjoyed a peaceful picnic. You have to... More 

Thank JerseyShoreGma
Lake Ridge, Virginia, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The house may surprise visitors who have seen Monticello and Mount Vernon. Regardless of its smaller size, it is beautifully decorated, and the guides are knowledgeable and interesting. It's so fun to see the chickens and sheep! Fun gift shop as well.

Thank Lynn P
Chatham, Massachusetts
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our tour guide was excellent. He was clearly knowledgable about both James Monroe himself, as well as the buildings on the grounds. His tour was well timed, so we could see everything we wanted to see without being rushed. After the Monticello tour the day before, we actually enjoyed this tour a bit more... relaxing and informative.

Thank Jim C
East Amherst, NY
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The characters giving a tour are good. They have their role down to a science. The Home has a lot of history and interesting details.

Thank gustafson5
Adirondacks, New York
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is our second time here and we really enjoy the beautiful views & surroundings. The docents are very knowledgeable and we always learn more about President Monroe. The house is nicely appointed with period items and we were impressed by the clock Monroe owned that is still in working order. This is worth your time!

Thank HappyTrails082013
Holland, Michigan
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23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited this n last year, impressed with the history of James Monroe and the area. Also provided history of relationship between Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and James monroe

Thank rocky w

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