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Taking the Road Less Traveled

Ash Lawn-Highland Historic Home of James Monroe

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When you’re visiting Monticello it a short 2.5 mile drive to the home of President James Monroe. This home is actually quite modest but very interesting as 80% of the furnishings are original to the house. While Jefferson was President, Monroe helped negotiated the Louisiana Purchase which doubled the size of the US. It also gave us control of the Port in New Orleans and the Mississippi. He purchased everything from Napoleon for the sweet price of $15M.

The grounds allow you to step back in time and the are truly worth the visit.

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The road that leads to his home.

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His home.

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The changing leaves in the parking lot!

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On one side the leaves where still on the trees… On the other side where the sun was setting the leaves were all gone. Hope you get a chance to visit! You won’t be disappointed!