Come experience Ash Lawn-Highland, the official residence of fifth President James Monroe and his wife, Elizabeth Kortright Monroe, from 1799 to 1823. Step back in time on our newly revamped house tour, offered throughout the day, year-round.

Join us as we explore the fascinating life of the tireless public servant who fought and bled in the Revolution, successfully negotiated the Louisiana Purchase, worked behind the scenes getting the Missouri Compromise through Congress, secured our nation’s borders, and issued our first hemisphere-wide foreign policy statement—the Monroe Doctrine.

Ash Lawn-Highland showcases an outstanding collection of eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century furnishings, including many original to the Monroe family. We’re continuing the wonderful Monroe-family tradition of welcoming visitors from around the world to experience what this Founding Father called his “place of comfort and hospitality.”

For more information, call (434) 293-8000 or email Be sure to ask about our workshops for all ages and our special events.

Hours of Operation

9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., April through October.
11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., November through March.
We are closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.

General Admission

  • Adults – $14.00
  • Adults before 10 a.m. – $10.00 (June 1 through September 1)
  • Seniors (60 and older) – $12.00
  • Youth (ages 6-11) – $8.00
  • AAA Members (with ID) – $12.00
  • Active U.S. Military and family – FREE (Memorial Day through Labor Day)
  • Retired U.S. Military – $12.00*
  • Local Residents (including Albemarle, Augusta, Buckingham, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, Nelson, Orange, and Rockingham counties) – $8.00
  • University of Virginia (Faculty, Staff, & Students) – $8.00
  • Adult Tour Groups (minimum of 15) – $12.00
  • Youth Tour Groups (minimum of 15) – $7.00
  • Youth Workshops – $6.00

*Note: The new U.S. Military discount is also extended to one other family member accompanying the retired military personnel.

The Monticello Neighborhood Pass

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 a tour of Michie Tavern (ca. 1784). The ticket is available for purchase at all three Charlottesville-area attractions and can be used over multiple days. To purchase the Monticello Neighborhood Pass online, visit the Monticello website. Prices include a $6.00 savings for adults!

  • March 15 through October – $40.00
  • November through March 14 – $32.00