Discover James Monroe's Legacy - In the 21st Century


  • Ash Lawn-Highland to Host UVa Photography Personal Enrichment Class in Spring, 2016

    Interested in photography? Interested in history and a compelling landscape here at James Monroe's Highland? Consider participating in the upcoming partnership with the University of Virginia's School of Continuing and Professional Studies and award-winning photographer John Hulburt. This class, titled “Advanced Digital Photography: Discoveries of James Monroe’s Highland,” is designed for experienced DSLR photographers interested in perfecting their craft while gaining new insights to President James Monroe and his historic Albemarle County home. Study advanced concepts in class and then immediately put them into practice in a series of informative visits to Highland, as President Monroe called his picturesque plantation. Adjacent to lifelong friend Thomas Jefferson’s beloved Monticello, Ash Lawn-Highland flourishes as a historic site, scenic event venue, and vibrant learning lab for visitors of all ages. Field trips include special tours and lectures by Ash Lawn-Highland staff as well

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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 visitor programs, interpretation, and research about the Highland property. Click on DONATE to contribute to Ash Lawn-Highland through […]

    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. […]