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  • Highland, Partners to Mentor Select Group of Young African Leaders

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The White House’s signature Africa initiative comes to fruition next week when 500 of the continent’s most promising young leaders begin a new, six-week leadership, academic and mentoring program that is the hallmark of the Young African Leaders Initiative. On Monday, 25 of the Washington Fellows will begin what the White House is calling an “unparalleled opportunity” at the University of Virginia. Others will fan out to host cities around the U.S. The Presidential Precinct, a consortium that includes the College of William & Mary, James Monroe's Ash Lawn-Highland, Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, James Madison’s Montpelier and U.Va.’s Morven, will host this highly select group of fellows through the end of July.

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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 […]



    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. […]