In the Beautiful Virginia Piedmont


  • Featured Artisan of the Day: Friday, Dec. 19

    Cards by Lauren StangilToday's featured artisan is Lauren Stangil. Lauren's love for animals and the natural world has manifested itself into a work of paintings, prints and greeting cards entitled “The Love Line.” Each drawing embodies her utmost appreciation and admiration for its subjects. A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University, Lauren operates her business, Lola & Bella Designs, from her studio in Crozet. The Museum Shop Artisans Room has a large selection of Lauren's cards along with other various locally made works of art—many created by juried artisans with the Artisans Center o

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Host Your Next Event at Highland!

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!

    Take a virtual tour of James Monroe’s Ash Lawn-Highland without even stepping on grounds! The online virtual tour can be accessed via Encyclopedia Virginia, a project of the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities in partnership with […]



    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. […]