Ash Lawn-Highland

Home of President James Monroe

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Just two miles from his friend Thomas Jefferson’s house, James Monroe’s Ash Lawn-Highland is an understated Colonial farmhouse and not what you would expect from a presidential home. Built in 1799, the estate now belongs to the College of William & Mary—Monroe’s alma mater— and includes a 535-acre working farm. Monroe, our fifth president, had previously served as our envoy to France, Spain and Britain, and the historic house displays many of the gifts he received on his travels. To save on individual admission prices, purchase a Monticello Neighborhood Pass (formerly the President’s Pass), which offers admission to Monticello, Ash Lawn-Highland and Michie Tavern.

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2050 James Monroe Parkway
Charlottesville VA 22902


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