Highland for the Holidays

There is so much to see and do at Highland during the holiday season. Come and tour our newly reinterpreted exhibit spaces, attend holiday themed programming, or find a unique gift for that special someone. What will you discover at Highland?

Holiday Hours

Thanksgiving Weekend
Open 9:30 am – 4:30 pm on Friday, November 25 through Sunday, November 27 with guided outdoor history walks at 10:30, 11:30, 1:30 and 2:30 pm.

Beginning November 28, 2022, Highland will be open daily from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., with private guided tours at 10:00 a.m. on Friday and Saturdays.

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Highland will be closed on Thursday, November 24, Saturday, December 24, Sunday, December 25, and from January 1 through 20.

Holiday Events

Holly Days at Highland
Saturday, December 3 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Meet the Virginia Discovery Museum at James Monroe’s Highland for a merry morning of cozy crafts, artisanal activities, and some very special stories from holidays past. Recommended for ages 2 and up with a caregiver.

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After Hours at Highland
Saturday, December 17 from 4:30-5:30 pm
Tuesday, December 27 from 4:30-5:30 pm
Wednesday, December 28 from 4:30-5:30 pm

Experience Highland after hours! Participants will be greeted by James Monroe first-person interpreter Beau Robbins, with a private viewing of the exhibits in the 1818 Guesthouse. President Monroe and a Highland guide will be present for questions and discussion. Scan the QR code for ticket information.

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Holiday Shopping

Are you looking for a unique gift for someone special this holiday season? Look no further than the Highland Museum Shop. We have a wide selection of heirloom quality crafts, Virginia-made goods, a extensive book section, and historic gifts.