Science rewrites history at the home of President James Monroe

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i Aug 10th

Recent excavations at Highland—the historic, Charlottesville home of the nation’s fifth president—are upending history. The archaeology, combined with tree-ring dating, shows that the newly discovered foundation, not the modest home still standing on the property, […]

NEW FOR 2016! Monroe’s Farm Friends: Annual Grounds Pass

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i Jul 13th

You asked for it, and we listened! James Monroe’s Highland is excited to announce a new annual grounds membership program for families. For the first time at Highland, families will be able to purchase an […]

Highland to Host the Washington Mandela Fellows on July 6 and 7

i Jun 29th

James Monroe’s Highland will host the Presidential Precinct and the participants from the Mandela Washington Fellowship, the flagship program of President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative, on July 6 and 7. During their time at […]

James Monroe’s Highland Announces Historic Name Change

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i Apr 20th

What’s old is new again at the historic home of James Monroe, the fifth President of the United States. Known for over a century as Ash Lawn-Highland and simply Ash Lawn, we have returned to […]

James Monroe’s Highland to Host UVa Photography Personal Enrichment Class in Spring, 2016

i Feb 23rd

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 […]

Join James Monroe’s Highland at KidVention on Saturday, February 20

i Feb 17th

Highland, home of President James Monroe, will be partnering with the Speak! Language Center and Alliance Française of Charlottesville at this year’s KidVention, presented by the Virginia Discovery Museum. KidVention is VDM’s annual family science festival, […]

James Monroe featured on February 7 Episode of Washington Post Presidential Podcast

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i Feb 8th

Leading up to Election Day 2016, the Washington Post will explore the character and legacy of each of the American presidents in 44 episodes of the podcast Presidential. The fifth installment of this podcast, airing […]

Ash Lawn-Highland Featured on February 4, 2016 Episode of “Charlottesville Inside-Out”

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i Feb 3rd

Looking for something local and different to watch on a Thursday evening? Check out “Charlottesville Inside-Out” on February 4, 2016 at 8:30 p.m. Ash Lawn-Highland will be featured during the second half of this informational […]

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 […]