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 tours, offered throughout the day, year-round. James Monroe has too long stood in the shadows cast by other Founding Fathers. No longer! 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 the President called his “place of comfort and hospitality.”

For more information call the Museum Shop at (434) 293-8000. Be sure to ask about our Workshops (for all ages), our Special Activities, and our Special Events. Fax us at (434) 979-9181, or e-mail us at We’re located at 2050 James Monroe Parkway, Charlottesville, Virginia 22902.


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
  • Seniors (60 and older) – $12.00
  • Youth (ages 6-11) – $8.00
  • AAA Members (with ID) – $12.00
  • U.S. Military (Active & Retired) – $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 active or 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 at all three Charlottesville-area attractions. To purchase the Monticello Neighborhood Pass on-line, visit the Monticello web-site. Prices include a $6.00 savings for adults!

  • The Monticello Neighborhood Pass (March 15 through October) – $40.00
  • The Monticello Neighborhood Pass (November through March 14) – $32.00