James Monroe’s Highland

Home of the fifth U.S. president

    Located in Central Virginia

   Open daily

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Highland, the home of James Monroe, fifth president of the United States, is adjacent to Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Purchased by Monroe in 1793, the property was home to the Monroe family for nearly 25 years. Highland interprets the period of Monroe’s public career, including the experiences of enslaved African Americans who lived on the property.

Can’t-Miss Activities

  • Explore the newly re-interpreted and re-curated interior exhibit spaces at a self-guided pace.

  • View building exteriors and outdoor landscapes of the property that was home to James Monroe, his family, and enslaved men, women, and children.

  • Take guided walks of the property at designated times during the day.

  • Enjoy a scavenger hunt for children and families.

  • Walk the Highland Rustic Trails, which are open to the public and free of charge.

Save 20% on Admission

Enter the promo code VAHIST during online checkout to save 20% on up to 6 adult and youth tickets. 

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COVID Safety Precautions

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Face coverings are not required outdoors.

They are required while visiting interior spaces, regardless of vaccination status. 

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This website was created in collaboration with:

  • Colonial Williamsburg

  • Jamestown Settlement

  • Jamestown Rediscovery at Historic Jamestowne

  • American Revolution Museum at Yorktown

  • James Monroe’s Highland

  • Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello

  • James Madison’s Montpelier

  • George Washington’s Mount Vernon

  • George Mason’s Gunston Hall

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