- Historic Sites
Ash Lawn Highland
The 535-acre working farm was once owned by President James Monroe and his wife from 1793 to 1826. It continues to provide a unique representation of 19th-century American life.
At the urging of his good friend Thomas Jefferson, James Monroe, the 5th U.S. president, bought the property adjacent to Monticello in 1799 and moved his family there. The working farm, with its cows, sheep, chickens, and peacocks delights children; the house has recently been refurnished according to new research.