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Ash Lawn-Highland

2050 James Monroe Parkway, Charlottesville, VA | Official website
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Charlottesville Tourism Board
  • Type: Historic Homes/Mansions
  • Time to Spend: 1 to 2 hours
Overall Rating: 4.0 (3.9)
Value: 4.5 (4.5)
Facilities: 3.0 (3.0)
Atmosphere: 3.5 (3.5)
About these ratings

Did you know that James Monroe and Thomas Jefferson were neighbors? It's true -- and while many delight in learning about Thomas Jefferson and his home life at Monticello, few realize that less than two miles south is Ash-Lawn-Highland, the home of our fifth president. Recent travelers assure you that both houses are worth your notice; Monticello for its grandeur, and Ash Lawn-Highland for its quaintness. Another bonus: this little-heard-of farmhouse rarely contains the stifling crowds of TJ's home. And the admission fee is considerably more reasonable too.

Monroe's abode is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. from April to October. From November to March, Ash Lawn-Highland is free for tours from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission costs approximately $12 for adults and $6 for children ages 6 to 11. Visit the home's official website for more information.

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