Ash Lawn-Highland, Home of President James Monroe
1000 James Monroe Parkway, Charlottesville, VA, USA
www.ashlawnhighland.org - 1-434-293-9539
Ash Lawn-Highland, Home of President James Monroe Charlottesville Reviews
Sep 22, 2007
Ash Lawn-Highland was the home of James Monroe, fifth President of the United States. His Monroe Doctrine has been a cornerstone of US foreign policy to this day. Monroe chose this site to bild his home in 1793 because it was close to Monticello, home of his friend Thomas Jefferson. A visit to the house and grounds is an excellent compliment to a visit to Monticello. The house appears to be two houses, which in fact, it is. The larger yellow structure (Ash Lawn) was added later, after Monroe's time. James and Elizabeth Monroe lived in the smaller of the two connected houses (Highland). The College of William and Mary maintains the property and keeps it as a working farm as well as a historic site.
Of special note are the many peacocks that wander the grounds, providing a colorful addition to a visit.
During the summer, the Ash Lawn-Highland Festival presents productions of operas and musicals on the grounds.
Admission and tour is $9.00.
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