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Welcome to Highland, the home of fifth president James Monroe!

Beautifully nestled up against the Southwest Mountains, “Highland”— as Monroe called his Albemarle County estate–began as a 3500-acre plantation adjacent to Monticello, the home of Thomas Jefferson. The Monroe’s moved into Highland in December of 1799. Join us for a fascinating tour of James Monroe’s “cabin-castle” and an attached Victorian-era wing, both brimming with period furnishings, portraiture, and personal items the Monroe’s brought back from France.