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Historic Homes

  • Ash Lawn-Highland

    Charlottesville

    Ash Lawn-Highland is a historic house museum at the homestead of James Monroe, fifth president of the United States. At the suggestion of his friend and...

  • Monticello

    Charlottesville

    Monticello was the home of Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of Independence, third President of the United States and noted architect and inventor....

  • Pine Knot

    Scottsville

    Pine Knot was the country retreat of Theodore and Edith Roosevelt and their children from 1905 to 1908 during his term as President as a rural retreat...

  • Confederate Lieutenant General Ambrose Powell Hill (1825-1865) lived in the original portion of this house, situated at the corner of Main and West Davis...

  • Burgandine House

    Culpeper

    Adjacent to the Museum of Culpeper History. The Burgandine House (c.1750) is the oldest house in the town of Culpeper and is open to visitors.  The...

  • The museum is the reconstructed house of Barbara Fritchie, heroine of John Greenleaf Whittier's poem from the Civil War. "Shoot if you must, this...

  • Rose Hill Manor was built 1789-1792 by the daughter and son-in-law of Governor Thomas Johnson, a close friend and associate of George Washington. Johnson...

  • Gilmore Cabin

    Orange

    George Gilmore, a former enslaved African at Montpelier, built this home after his emancipation. George and his wife, Polly, leased the land from Dr. James...

  • The lifelong home of James Madison, "Father of the Constitution" and fourth President of the United States, was also home to three generations...

  • Built in 1825 and according to tax records the house was valued at the time of construction at $2,876, a handsome sum for the time period. By July 1861,...

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