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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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  • Very good35%
  • Average16%
  • Poor1%
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2050 James Monroe Pkwy, Charlottesville, VA 22902-7546
2050 James Monroe Pkwy, Charlottesville, VA 22902-7546
+1 434-293-8000
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

we stumbled upon Highland during a country drive and decided to take the tour. It is not nearly as extensive as nearby Monticello, but it is quaint and interesting. The grounds are beautiful and it is still worth the time (if you are in the...More

Thank esfesq
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Although the original house is no longer there, it is still worth a visit to learn more about Monroe and his role as a founding father and early president. The staff are very friendly and knowledgable, and I learned a lot in a short time....More

1  Thank Julia D
Reviewed 4 November 2017

Went here after Monticello. The history between TJ & JM was interesting to learn about.Go early and beat the crowds.If you like history you will like the tour. The tour guide told some interesting stories.

1  Thank Joseph M
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

This is a wonderful place. Staff is super friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. Beautiful views. Wonderful boxed lunches

1  Thank Teresa L
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Although the original Highland House is no longer there, the victorian house built later is, and contains many original Monroe artefacts. Its very close (2 miles) from Monticello. Its easily doable to do both in one day. Tours are guided and run each hour or...More

1  Thank NashJ
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

This could easily be a ho-hum excursion but couple it with a fantastic guide on a Sunday afternoon brings the home and Madison story alive. Recent excavations have changed some facts. Beautiful furniture.

1  Thank mpd
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

We visited Monticello (Jefferson) and Montpelier (Madison) so we decided to visit Highland as part of our tour of the Virginia Wine Country. Great scenic views and only a short hop from Montpelier.

Thank Rich M
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Since the Monroe house burned many many years ago, there isn't a lot to look at in terms of actual period stuff the way there is, for instance, at Monticello. However, our guide was very knowledgeable and we learned a lot about the Monroe family...More

1  Thank dkraige
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Much quieter than Monticello and more relaxed. The out-buildings were mostly reproductions but the main houses were original. The original Monroe house foundation has recently been found. The guides were very knowledgably and would answer any questions that you might have. A good visit

Thank resident57966
Reviewed 11 October 2017

This is a beautiful little farm and home to visit. Although much of the building is not the home that President Monroe would have lived in, there is still a lot of history and information about him and his era. For the history buff it...More

1  Thank TomStep123
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