Ash Lawn-Highland moves to winter hours

i Nov 15th

November through March, our operating hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., with tours throughout the day. Monday through Friday, the last tour of the day is at 4 p.m. On Saturday and Sunday, the […]

Concerned About Weekend Traffic?

i Oct 24th

Weekend traffic has been heavy along Route 53 between Route 20 and Carter’s Mountain Orchard. If you’d like an easy, scenic alternative, try continuing south on Route 20 to Carter’s Bridge (Route 627/ Carter’s Mountain […]

2015 IPH Partnership Highlights Monroe Book

Photo: Dan Addison, UVA
i Aug 19th

Ash Lawn-Highland has partnered with UVA’s Institute for Public History over the years with projects ranging from the research of enslaved African-Americans at Highland to the history of James Monroe’s property. This year’s intern, Ashley Spinks, […]

Ash Lawn-Highland Receives Grant from Virginia Foundation for the Humanities

i Jul 21st

Ash Lawn-Highland was awarded a grant from Virginia Foundation for the Humanities this week which will help expand site interpretation, specifically regarding slavery at James Monroe’s Highland plantation. The grant, totaling $3,000 will support the development and […]

Presidential Precinct Mandela Washington Fellow Discusses Global Advocacy for Adolescent Girls at Girl Up Leadership Summit

i Jul 16th

Mirabel Ngong, a Mandela Washington Fellow from the Presidential Precinct based in Charlottesville, Va., was selected to represent the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) at the Girl Up Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C. July 13-15 […]

Presidential Precinct to Host Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders

i Jun 8th

The Presidential Precinct, comprised of two of America’s leading universities and three presidential sites in Virginia, is proud to announce that it has been selected as a “Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders” partner. […]

Excavation Reveals Building Remains, Raises New Questions

i Apr 27th

Recent 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 […]

Archaeological Research Continues This Month

i Apr 1st

Archaeological research continues at the historic core of Ash Lawn-Highland during the month of April. Rivanna Archaeological Services is conducting excavation Monday through Friday, weather permitting, in the front yard of the ca. 1870 house […]

Ash Lawn-Highland Moves to Summer Hours April 1

Ash Lawn-Highland Pasture
i Mar 23rd

Ash Lawn-Highland will offer longer hours for public visitation beginning Wednesday, April 1. Hours from April through October are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., with tours offered every half hour. Monday through Friday, the last […]

Presidential Precinct to Host HRH The Prince of Wales at Global Issues Forum

Magna Carta
i Mar 6th

The Presidential Precinct, comprised of two of America’s leading universities and three presidential homes in Virginia, announced today the confirmation of a one-day global issues forum, Magna Carta 2015: Global Empowerment through Rule of Law, […]