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James Monroe Museum and Memorial Library

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A Jewel Box of a Museum in Historic Fredericksburg

We visited the James Monroe Museum this past weekend. This little jewel box of a museum is... read more

Reviewed September 18, 2018
Leighann B
Richmond, Virginia, United States
Worth the stop

This small museum is full of wonderful artifacts belonging to President Monroe. We were given a... read more

Reviewed September 16, 2018
Lynn W
Downers Grove, Illinois
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908 Charles St, Fredericksburg, VA 22401-5810
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed October 5, 2015

This Museum and Research Library is the world's largest collection of Monroe artifacts and documents on the fifth President of the u.S. Why is it here? It is funded and administrated by the University of Mary Washington (Washington's Mother). Open 10 am to 5 pm...More

5  Thank etweeden
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Reviewed October 9, 2016

This museum is what my spouse calls a "reader's delight" tons of historical facts and history on the walls but not many artifacts. We got in free due to a festival and I was happy - would have been very annoyed had there been a...More

3  Thank lab12345
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Reviewed September 18, 2018

We visited the James Monroe Museum this past weekend. This little jewel box of a museum is definitely worth checking out. Monroe is sometimes over shadowed by his contemporaries - Jefferson and Madison. This museum tells the fascinating story of Monroe, his service to our...More

Thank Leighann B
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

This small museum is full of wonderful artifacts belonging to President Monroe. We were given a comprehensive overview of President Monroe’s life and career. We thoroughly enjoyed the visit and recommend it to any history buffs.

Thank Lynn W
Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

Both Sherri and Linda at the museum were very informative, professional and helpful. The exhibits are almost all originals from James Monroe’s life, including his personal belongings and weapons he used in the American Revolution. It was also good that the museum touched upon Monroe...More

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Reviewed July 24, 2018 via mobile

Wow, if you are a presidential history buff, I highly recommend a visit the the James Monroe Museum in Fredericksburg, VA. So many objects that actually belonged to the family. So much information on the multi-faceted man that was James Monroe. Helpful and friendly staff....More

Thank cymohr
Reviewed May 26, 2018 via mobile

The museum is not large and it is not an historic structure but it was very informative about James Monroe. There are a number of original artifacts and really good displays about his life and career. Monroe is often overshadowed by Jefferson and Monroe but...More

Thank JE01
Reviewed May 12, 2018 via mobile

As far as modern Presidential libraries and museums go this is small, but think about the fact that President Monroe was elected our fifth president in 1816 and how much time has past; it’s amazing there are furniture pieces and China and other items available...More

Thank 676ginak
Reviewed April 21, 2018

This small museum is rumored to be where Monroe may or may not have had his law office when he worked in Fredericksburg. But the museum has quite a few of his possessions, including his "Monroe doctrine desk", a vest he wore, a chess set,...More

Thank Amy C
Reviewed April 10, 2018

Great museum to go to if you like Monroe, the era, or presidents. The fee was $7 which was just right for what you see. The staff member gave me a brief blurb about and gave advice on how to go about the museum. I...More

Thank Danielle R
Reviewed April 7, 2018 via mobile

Great museum on an overlooked president great artifacts and small enough to not overwhelm or bore but also really informative and well laid out. The staff was awesome.

Thank James C
Reviewed April 7, 2018 via mobile

The museum has $5 admission for military members. You enter through the garden and into the gift shop. Nice staff. Free curb parking.

Thank Devon B
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