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.
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 desginated 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.
Face coverings are not required outdoors.
They are required while visiting interior spaces, regardless of vaccination status.
American Revolution Museum at Yorktown
Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello
James Madison’s Montpelier
George Washington’s Mount Vernon
James Monroe’s Highland