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While visiting Monticello, make sure you save time for James Monroe Highland, the elegant plantation of our fifth president. Just two-and-a-half miles down the road from Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, Highland is a historic presidential residence and working farm with more than 500 acres of land. Visitors are invited to tour the residence, explore the amazing boxwood gardens and much more. Wonderful events this spring include Photo Credit: Jennifer Jones James Monroe Highland: Jennifer Jones a celebration of Monroe’s birthday (April 28) and the Annual Sheep Shearing Event (see James Monroe Highland’s website,, for an exact date). For those seeing both Highland and Monticello on the same day, the 18th century Michie Tavern offers the perfect lunch break, located just down the road from Jefferson’s home. This rustic restaurant features hearty Southern fare and servers in period attire. Another area presidential property well worth exploring is Montpelier, the home of James and Dolley Madison. While visiting the 2,650-acre estate and mansion, you’ll discover historic buildings and engaging exhibits, active archaeological digs, breathtaking gardens and fun, hands-on activities for the kids. Free Family Friendly Festival Music • Crafts • Food

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James Monroe’s Highland

2050 James Monroe Pkwy ● Charlottesville VA 22902


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Charlottesville Welcome Book Spring 2017  

Exploring Jefferson's Virginia

Charlottesville Welcome Book Spring 2017  

Exploring Jefferson's Virginia