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“Nice quiet homestead”

James Monroe's Highland
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US$105.00*
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Private Civil War History Half-Day Tour
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Part of William & Mary, this historic site is the home of James Monroe, fifth president of the United States.
North Haven, Connecticut
Level 6 Contributor
113 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Nice quiet homestead”
Reviewed 31 August 2014

It was pleasant viewing one of James Monroe's homes. Very different from Thomas Jefferson's Monticello. Nice, easy going tour of the more rural home and some of the property/ land.

Visited August 2014
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Long Island
Level 6 Contributor
406 reviews
148 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
“Very interesting”
Reviewed 31 August 2014

This was a great place to spend 1 1/2 hours. It opens at nine and if you get there before 10 AM you only pay $10 ea to get in. We were there for the 10 o'clock tour with Andrew. He was a great guide and had lots of information on James Monroe. The house you tour is small, but the 35 minute tour is jam packed with info. Then you follow the map and do the rest of the tour on your own. We had a lovely picnic under an apple tree. It was so quite and relaxing.

Visited August 2014
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West Grove, Pennsylvania
Level 4 Contributor
23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“James Monroe Sleeper”
Reviewed 26 August 2014

James Monroe's home is part of Monticello's neighborhood pass. The tour guide is outstanding with his knowledge of James Monroe and his presidency. He seemed to be such a quiet humble man but accomplished an incredible amount for our young fledgling nation. WIthout his leadership we would not have become the great nation we have been. Stop to learn about James Monroe you will be encouraged by a fine president's life.

Visited August 2014
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Chicago, Ilinois
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“VISIT HERE!!”
Reviewed 19 August 2014

Nice, low key. Go early in the day so you don't have to wait. Much less prestigious than Monticello but a lovely place. The grounds are beautiful. If you like birds, this is a great place to walk the grounds. The tour guide (probably a William and Mary student) was knowledgeable and helpful.

Visited August 2014
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195 reviews
98 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Nice visit”
Reviewed 19 August 2014

We had a very good time visiting James Monroe's house. The ground were beautiful and the house and out buildings were very interesting. We spent about 3 hours on the property and enjoyed every minutes of it. It's a must see if you love history.

Visited August 2014
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