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October 2018

Halloween at Highland

October 28, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm

James Monroe’s Highland, in partnership with the Albemarle County Fair, will host Halloween at Highland, an afternoon and evening of fall fun, on Sunday, October 28, from 1:00 to 8:00 p.m. Admission to the event includes hayrides through the Highland…

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November 2018

Musical guest Timothy Seaman to perform at Highland

November 4, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Join us from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, November 4, for a special performance in the Highland Museum Shop by featured musical guest Timothy Seaman. Enjoy the soothing sound of the hammered dulcimer while browsing our selection of locally…

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Highland Book Club: November Meeting

November 6, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us on Tuesday, November 6, from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m., for an evening of lively literary discussion at Highland, the home of President James Monroe. This event is FREE and open to the public. During the November meeting of…

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Home Educator Day at Highland

November 7, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

James Monroe's Highland will host Home Educator Day on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. In addition to guided tours geared toward home educator families, participants can enjoy additional historic demonstrations and craft activities including: Open…

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Veterans Day Commemoration Ceremony

November 12, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

On Monday, November 12, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., the University of Virginia Army ROTC Cadets, the Buford Middle School band, and featured speaker Colonel James O'Kelley, USMC, Ret., will join us for a ceremony in salute to our veterans. This event…

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Veterans Day Special Events

November 12, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

On Monday, November 12, to honor and thank U.S. veterans, all active duty, former, and retired United States military personnel will receive free admission to James Monroe's Highland for Veterans Day. We will also offer the following special events: Visitors…

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December 2018

Silhouettes by Studio Zero

December 1, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

On Saturday, December 1, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Margo Hamilton and Ron Evans of Studio Zero Photography will offer sittings for couples, individuals, and children for their modern take on the silhouette at James Monroe's Highland. These silhouettes…

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Historic Tree Walk at Highland

December 7, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Join us on Friday December 7, from 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., for a winter tree walk with the Charlottesville Area Tree Stewards! Participants will learn more about Highland's trees during this free 90-minute walk at James Monroe’s historic property.…

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After Hours at Highland

December 14, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - December 29, 2018 @ 6:30 pm

Are you looking for a special taste of Highland? Join us for an after hours holiday tour and open hearth cooking at the home of President James Monroe. This small-group program will be offered at twilight on four dates in…

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February 2019

Slavery at Highland

February 9 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

We invite you to visit and learn more about the enslaved African American men, women, and children who worked on James Monroe’s property through our Slavery at Highland program. Bring your questions and come engage with a Highland guide at…

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