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  • Excavation Reveals Building Remains, Raises New Questions

    ArchaeologyRecent archaeological excavations conducted at the historic core of Ash Lawn-Highland, the home of President James Monroe, are exploring foundations of a building that may be a portion of Monroe’s original house. The foundations were discovered during archaeological excavations conducted in April by Rivanna Archaeological Services of Charlottesville. “This research will tell us more than the architectural details of a house,” said Ash Lawn-Highland Executive Director Sara Bon-Harper. “Our discoveries will tell us more about James Monroe and who he was in his social and political aspirations.” The current excavations are


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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!

    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 […]

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    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. […]