Experience Ash Lawn-Highland, the official residence of fifth President James Monroe and his wife, Elizabeth Kortright Monroe, from 1799 to 1823.
Join us for our newly revamped house tour, lasting approximately 35 minutes, as we explore the fascinating life of the tireless public servant who fought and bled in the American Revolution, successfully negotiated the Louisiana Purchase, worked behind the scenes to push the Missouri Compromise through Congress, secured our nation’s borders, and issued our first hemisphere-wide foreign policy statement: the Monroe Doctrine. The tour also showcases an outstanding collection of 18th and early nineteenth-century furnishings, including many original to the Monroe family.
11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., November through March. (Last tour: 4 p.m. Mon-Fri, 4:30 p.m. Sat-Sun)
9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., April through October. (Last tour: 5 p.m. Mon-Fri, 5:30 p.m. Sat-Sun)
We are closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.
*Note: The U.S. Military discount is also extended to one other family member accompanying the military personnel.
Planning a group tour? To schedule a tour for a group of 10 or more, call (434) 293-8000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We also have box lunches available for tour groups as well as the possibility of an appearance by Colonel Monroe in conjunction with your visit. Please inquire with Ash Lawn-Highland for pricing and availability.
For field trips, visit our school groups page.
The Monticello Neighborhood Pass (formerly the Presidents’ Pass) is a discounted combination ticket* for James Monroe’s Ash Lawn-Highland, Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, and the historic Michie Tavern museum (ca. 1784). The ticket is available for purchase at all three Charlottesville-area attractions or online at the Monticello website. Prices include a $6.oo savings for adults!
*Note: While it is possible to visit all three historic sites in one day, the purchase of a Monticello Neighborhood Pass does not guarantee a tour at each participating site that day. We strongly recommend that visitors take note of each site’s operating hours and available tour times before making their arrival.