This is the home of President James Monroe. The first thing you will notice when you get there is that it is much smaller and more subdued than Thomas Jefferson's Monticello (just a few miles down the road). While smaller, the house is certainly much more practical.
What really made this attraction worth seeing was the staff. While the tour of the home does not last long, the staff tells some fantastic stories about Monroe that not many know. The best one is probably about his role in the Louisiana Purchase (it wasn't all about Jefferson, even though he receives all of the credit).
Our tour guide was a student from William and Mary. She was a bit nervous at first, but ended up doing a great job.
You can knock out this attraction in 1 or 1.5 hours easily. Not a lot of walking. A nice gift shop. Easily accessible restrooms. I suggest you check it out!
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