Discover James Monroe's Legacy - In the 21st Century


  • NEW FOR 2016! Monroe's Farm Friends: Annual Grounds Pass

    You asked for it, and we listened! James Monroe's Highland is excited to announce a new annual grounds membership program for families. For the first time at Highland, families will be able to purchase an annual pass granting them full access, during regular business hours, to the grounds of the historic estate. The pass also provides family admittance to the annual spring sheep shearing event, in addition to other exclusive family activities throughout the year. “Monroe’s Farm Friends is the perfect option for families looking for a convenient outdoor space to picnic, play games, and visit farm animals,” said Highland Executive Director, Sara Bon-Harper. “The new Monroe’s Farm Friends program gives families the freedom to enjoy Highland’s grounds as many times as they please.” A family membership in Monroe’s Farm Friends costs $40 annually and covers an entire household, including two adults and all children 18 years old and younger. Additional adul

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Host Your Next Event at Highland!

At beautifully situated Highland, we’re continuing the wonderful Monroe-family tradition of welcoming visitors from around the globe to share President Monroe’s “place of comfort and hospitality.” We host numerous meetings, parties, weddings, picnics, and all sorts of other special events. Add history, tradition, and old Virginia charm to your upcoming event—choose Ash Lawn Highland as your next event location!

    Take a virtual tour of James Monroe’s Highland without even stepping on grounds! The online virtual tour can be accessed via Encyclopedia Virginia, a project of the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities in partnership with the Library […]



    Would you like to be part of great programs at James Monroe’s home? With any size donation, you can support visitor programs, interpretation, and research about the Highland property. Click on DONATE to contribute to Highland through the […]

    Are you fascinated by early American history? Volunteer at Highland and help us relate the story of James Monroe, the common man who—forged by adversity and the fire of the Revolution—rose to become president of […]

    Our Museum Shop features a new line of books, Monroe memorabilia, and early nineteenth century style keepsakes. We also sell Virginia-made foods such as honey and hickory syrup. Call the Museum Shop at (434) 293-8000. […]