Events

Make a NEW Farm Friend

Sheep CloseupJoin us on Sunday, October 16, for an afternoon with some special furry guests! From 2:00-3:00 p.m. our friends from Foxboro Farms will introduce us to several of their BFF’s (Best Farm Friends) including bunnies, a goat, and a donkey. Of course all of your old Farm Friends will be here as well…

 

 

 


A Friendship Forged in War, A Nation Formed in Difference

Leutze reducedOn Friday October 28, from 9:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., James Monroe’s Highland and the Papers of George Washington will present “A Friendship Forged in War, A Nation Formed in Difference: George Washington and James Monroe.” The event will feature lectures from Peter Henriques, William Ferraro, and Dan Preston on Washington and Monroe as well as a concert by David and Ginger of The Colonial Music Institute

 

 


Chess Event with Playing ACES Chess

Chess piece brandedJoin us on Monday November 7, from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm for Chess Fun Day. This event is FREE for general participation and is held in partnership with Playing ACES Chess. Activities will include Living (aka Human) Chess, Simultaneous G15 Challenge, Casual Chess, 4-way Chess, Blindfold Chess, and Bughouse Chess…

 

 


Veteran’s Day at Highland

2015 picOn Friday, November 11, to honor and thank U.S. veterans, all active duty, former, and retired military personnel will receive free admission to James Monroe’s Highland for Veterans Day. We will also offer the following special events…

 

 

 


Highland for the Holidays

3_Photo Credit Ash Lawn-Highland WebBeginning the first weekend in December, visitors will find the entire house beautifully decorated for the holidays! Discover the magic of James Monroe’s historical estate during the holiday season. House tours are offered daily from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., but tour times vary based on the day of the week. Please call 434-293-8000 to receive accurate tour times for the day you plan to visit. The museum will be closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day…

 

 


Silhouettes by Studio Zero

silhouette ad image (2)-frame removed-200pxOn Sunday, December 4, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Margo Hamilton and Ron Evans of Studio Zero Photography will offer couple’s, individual, and child sittings for their modern take on the silhouette at James Monroe’s Highland.

These silhouettes make wonderful holiday, birthday, and anniversary gifts. Studio Zero is waiving the $100 sitting fee for silhouettes made at Highland for one day only. This on-site offering presents significant savings…

 


Highland Museum Open House

Highland-Aerial-Gene-Runion-08192016Join us on Sunday, December 4 for Highland’s annual Open House!

From 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., we’ll offer free admission for local residents (Charlottesville and the counties of Albemarle, Augusta, Buckingham, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, Nelson, Orange, and Rockingham), including tours of the historic house museum and family friendly activities…