<b><i>Did You Know?</i></b><br />During the American Revolution, James Monroe fought and was wounded at the Battle of Trenton. <b><i>Did You Know?</i></b><br />James Monroe is the only person in American history to simultaneously hold two cabinet positions. <b><i>Did You Know?</i></b><br />Part of the University of Virginia was built on a farm once owned by James Monroe. <b><i>Did You Know?</i></b><br />James Monroe was one of only three governors of the Commonwealth of Virginia who went on to become President of the United States. (The other two were Thomas Jefferson and John Tyler.)  <b><i>Did You Know?</i></b><br />James Monroe and George Washington were both born in Westmoreland County (part of Virginia's Northern Neck).

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At beautifully situated Ash Lawn-Highland, we’re continuing the wonderful Monroe-family tradition of welcoming visitors from around the globe to share President Monroe’s “place of comfort and hospitality.” We host numerous meetings, parties, weddings, picnics, and all sorts of other special events. Add history, tradition, and old Virginia charm to your upcoming event—choose Ash Lawn Highland as your next event location!

    2014 is an exciting year at Ash Lawn-Highland. Replacing our traditional spring wine festival is a day of family activities on May 17, complete with a 5k off-road run, and a kids’ scramble. Plan to […]



    Would you like to be part of great programs at James Monroe’s home? With any size donation, you can support new visitor programs, interpretation, and learning about the Highland property. Click on DONATE to contribute to the […]

    Are you fascinated by early American history? Volunteer at Highland and help us relate the story of James Monroe, the common man who—forged by adversity and the fire of the Revolution—rose to become president of […]

    Our Museum Shop features a new line of books, Monroe memorabilia, and early nineteenth century style keepsakes. We also sell Virginia-made foods such as honey and hickory syrup. Call the Museum Shop at (434) 293-8000. […]