Ash Lawn-Highland was the home of James Monroe and his wife, Elizabeth Kortright Monroe, from 1799 to 1823. Today, it's lovingly cared for by the college of William and Mary. Guided tours are offered throughout the day providing visitors with a glimpse into the life and times of our fifth president.
Each room of the home is packed with furnishings from the early 19th-Century, many of them having belonged to the Monroe family. In addition to seeing how the Monroe's lived, visitors learn of Monroe's accomplishments and achievements - from crossing the Delaware with George Washington as a young soldier, negotiating the Louisiana Purchase, the Monroe Doctrine - the 35-minute tour opens a window into the story of James Monroe.