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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 to Host UVa Photography Personal Enrichment Class in Spring, 2016

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i Jan 20th

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 […]

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

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]