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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

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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

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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

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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, […]

Jim Murray Shares Monroe’s Legacy in W&M Charter Day Remarks

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i Feb 9th

The following are the prepared remarks of James B. Murray, Jr., Chairman of the Monroe Commission, for the College of William & Mary’s 2015 Charter Day ceremony. Thank you President Reveley. It is a great […]

Monroe Commission Chairman Jim Murray to Speak at William & Mary Charter Day

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i Jan 16th

Monroe Commission Chairman, Venture capitalist and former William & Mary Rector James B. Murray, Jr. will speak at the College of William & Mary’s 2015 Charter Day ceremony, slated for 4 p.m. Feb. 6 in William […]

Ash Lawn-Highland Wins a WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award®

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i Jan 7th

WeddingWire, the nation’s leading online wedding marketplace, named Ash Lawn-Highland, the home of President James Monroe, a winner of the prestigious WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® 2015 for Ceremony & Reception Venue in Charlottesville, Va. The […]

Holiday Hours and Tour Offerings

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i Dec 24th

Ash Lawn-Highland will be closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. The Monroe house and grounds are decorated for the holidays through the first week of January. Public visitation hours during the winter are 11 a.m. […]

Featured Artisan of the Day: Tuesday, Dec. 23

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i Dec 23rd

Today’s featured artisan is Kim Radcliffe. A resident of Keswick, Kim is focused on the preservation of heirloom crafts. In addition to making beeswax candles, Kim’s other crafts include hand processing fiber, spinning yarn, natural dyeing, […]

Featured Artisan of the Day: Monday, Dec. 22

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i Dec 22nd

Today’s featured artisan is Cara DiMassimo. A juried artisan with the Artisans Center of Virginia, Cara works in glass, designing jewelry and both sculptural and functional art. She is “fascinated by the expressive potential and […]