James Monroe's Ash Lawn-Highland Charlotttesville Photos

James Monroe bought Ash Lawn-Highland in 1793 because of its proximity to his friend Thomas Jefferson at nearby Monticello. Jefferson selected the house site and sent gardeners to start Monroe's orchards. Monroe and his wife Elizabeth Kortright moved in Nov. 23, 1799. In 1826 finances and health force them to sell their retirement home. The house is now run as a house museum with many of Monroe's original furnishings by the College of William and Mary for educational purposes.

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Ash Lawn-Highland older section of home of James Monroe. Charlotttesville, VA.Ash Lawn-Highland home of James Monroe. Charlotttesville, VA.Wellhouse & Monroe house at Ash Lawn-Highland. Charlotttesville, VA.Front porch of Ash Lawn-Highland. Charlotttesville, VA.
Ash Lawn-Highland older section of home of James Monroe. Charlotttesville, VA.Ash Lawn-Highland (1000 James Monroe Parkway) home of James Monroe (1793-1826). Charlotttesville, VA.Wellhouse & Monroe house at Ash Lawn-Highland. Charlotttesville, VA.Front porch of Ash Lawn-Highland. Charlotttesville, VA.
Hall stairs of Ash Lawn-Highland. Charlotttesville, VA.Drawing room of Ash Lawn-Highland with early 19th C wallpaper. Charlotttesville, VA.Drawing room of Ash Lawn-Highland with chairs imported by Monroe's from Paris. Charlotttesville, VA.Wallpaper Paysage a Chasse by Jean Zuber in drawing room of Ash Lawn-Highland. Charlotttesville, VA.
Hall stairs of Ash Lawn-Highland. Charlotttesville, VA.Drawing room of Ash Lawn-Highland with early 19th C wallpaper. Charlotttesville, VA.Drawing room of Ash Lawn-Highland with chairs (c1800) imported by Monroe's from Paris. Charlotttesville, VA.Wallpaper (early 19th C) Paysage a Chasse by Jean Zuber in drawing room of Ash Lawn-Highland. Charlotttesville, VA.
Fireplace in drawing room of Ash Lawn. Charlotttesville, VA.Vases & mantle clock in drawing room of Ash Lawn. Charlotttesville, VA.Bust of Napoleon by Chaudet given by Napoleon to Monroe in drawing room of Ash Lawn. Charlotttesville, VA.Fireplace in dining room of Ash Lawn-Highland. Charlotttesville, VA.
Fireplace in drawing room of Ash Lawn. Charlotttesville, VA.Vases & mantle clock in drawing room of Ash Lawn. Charlotttesville, VA.Bust of Napoleon by Chaudet given by Napoleon to Monroe in drawing room of Ash Lawn. Charlotttesville, VA.Fireplace in dining room of Ash Lawn-Highland. Charlotttesville, VA.
Dining room of Ash Lawn-Highland. Charlotttesville, VA.Sideboard in dining room of Ash Lawn-Highland. Charlotttesville, VA.Corner cabinet with china in dining room of Ash Lawn-Highland. Charlotttesville, VA.Monroes' bedchamber at Ash Lawn-Highland. Charlotttesville, VA.
Dining room of Ash Lawn-Highland. Charlotttesville, VA.Sideboard in dining room of Ash Lawn-Highland. Charlotttesville, VA.Corner cabinet with china in dining room of Ash Lawn-Highland. Charlotttesville, VA.Monroes' bedchamber at Ash Lawn-Highland. Charlotttesville, VA.
Monroes' bed at Ash Lawn-Highland. Charlotttesville, VA.Dresser in Monroes' bedchamber at Ash Lawn-Highland. Charlotttesville, VA.Fireplace in Monroes' bedchamber at Ash Lawn-Highland. Charlotttesville, VA.Mantle clock in Monroes' bedchamber at Ash Lawn-Highland. Charlotttesville, VA.
Monroes' bed at Ash Lawn-Highland. Charlotttesville, VA.Dresser in Monroes' bedchamber at Ash Lawn-Highland. Charlotttesville, VA.Fireplace in Monroes' bedchamber at Ash Lawn-Highland. Charlotttesville, VA.Mantle clock in Monroes' bedchamber at Ash Lawn-Highland. Charlotttesville, VA.
Wallpaper in Monroes' bedchamber at Ash Lawn-Highland. Charlotttesville, VA.Pitcher & basin in children's room at Ash Lawn-Highland. Charlotttesville, VA.Sampler by Maria Monroe in children's room at Ash Lawn-Highland. Charlotttesville, VA.Fireplace in study at Ash Lawn-Highland. Charlotttesville, VA.
Wallpaper in Monroes' bedchamber at Ash Lawn-Highland. Charlotttesville, VA.Pitcher & basin in children's room at Ash Lawn-Highland. Charlotttesville, VA.Sampler (1814) by Maria Monroe in children's room at Ash Lawn-Highland. Charlotttesville, VA.Fireplace in study at Ash Lawn-Highland. Charlotttesville, VA.
Mantle clock in Monroes' study at Ash Lawn-Highland. Charlotttesville, VA.Books of Monroe's collection in mourning cabinet in study at Ash Lawn-Highland. Charlotttesville, VA.Dropfront desk in study at Ash Lawn-Highland. Charlotttesville, VA.Overseer's Cottage & Slave Quarters on grounds of Ash Lawn-Highland. Charlotttesville, VA.
Mantle clock in Monroes' study at Ash Lawn-Highland. Charlotttesville, VA.Books of Monroe's collection in mourning cabinet in study at Ash Lawn-Highland. Charlotttesville, VA.Dropfront desk in study at Ash Lawn-Highland. Charlotttesville, VA.Overseer's Cottage & Slave Quarters on grounds of Ash Lawn-Highland. Charlotttesville, VA.
Wellhouse & Slave Quarters on grounds of Ash Lawn-Highland. Charlotttesville, VA.Interior of kitchen at Ash Lawn-Highland. Charlotttesville, VA.Kitchen fireplace at Ash Lawn-Highland. Charlotttesville, VA.Buckets in kitchen at Ash Lawn-Highland. Charlotttesville, VA.
Wellhouse & Slave Quarters on grounds of Ash Lawn-Highland. Charlotttesville, VA.Interior of kitchen at Ash Lawn-Highland. Charlotttesville, VA.Kitchen fireplace at Ash Lawn-Highland. Charlotttesville, VA.Buckets in kitchen at Ash Lawn-Highland. Charlotttesville, VA.
Interior of Slave Quarters at Ash Lawn-Highland. Charlotttesville, VA.Interior of Overseer's Cottage at Ash Lawn-Highland. Charlotttesville, VA.Overseer's Cottage at Ash Lawn-Highland. Charlotttesville, VA.Rocking chair, chests, tables & vessels at Ash Lawn-Highland. Charlotttesville, VA.
Interior of Slave Quarters at Ash Lawn-Highland. Charlotttesville, VA.Interior of Overseer's Cottage at Ash Lawn-Highland. Charlotttesville, VA.Overseer's Cottage at Ash Lawn-Highland. Charlotttesville, VA.Rocking chair, chests, tables & vessels at Ash Lawn-Highland. Charlotttesville, VA.
Garden at Ash Lawn-Highland. Charlotttesville, VA.Garden at Ash Lawn-Highland. Charlotttesville, VA.Miniature portrait of James Monroe by H. Strong after original by John Vanderlyn at Ash Lawn-Highland. Charlotttesville, VA.Graphic of birthplace of James Monroe at Ash Lawn-Highland. Charlotttesville, VA.
Garden at Ash Lawn-Highland. Charlotttesville, VA.Garden at Ash Lawn-Highland. Charlotttesville, VA.Miniature portrait of James Monroe (c1820s) by H. Strong after original (1821) by John Vanderlyn at Ash Lawn-Highland. Charlotttesville, VA.Graphic of birthplace of James Monroe at Ash Lawn-Highland. Charlotttesville, VA.
Portrait of Elizabeth Kortright Monroe , wife of James Monroe, by Sené at Ash Lawn-Highland. Charlotttesville, VA.Engraving of Mrs. James Monroe by J.C. Buttes at Ash Lawn-Highland. Charlotttesville, VA.American chairs owned by Elizabeth & James Monroe at Ash Lawn: ladder back, Windsor arm, rod-back Windsor side chairs. Charlotttesville, VA.Collection of American & French chairs owned by Elizabeth & James Monroe at Ash Lawn. Charlotttesville, VA.
Portrait (1794) of Elizabeth Kortright Monroe , wife of James Monroe, by Sené at Ash Lawn-Highland. Charlotttesville, VA.Engraving of Mrs. James Monroe by J.C. Buttes at Ash Lawn-Highland. Charlotttesville, VA.American chairs (late 18th C) owned by Elizabeth & James Monroe at Ash Lawn: ladder back, Windsor arm, rod-back Windsor side chairs. Charlotttesville, VA.Collection of American & French chairs (early 19th C) owned by Elizabeth & James Monroe at Ash Lawn. Charlotttesville, VA.
Collection of upholstered chairs owned by Elizabeth & James Monroe at Ash Lawn. Charlotttesville, VA.Paris Porcelain dishes probably from James Monroe's Presidential dinner service at Ash Lawn-Highland. Charlotttesville, VA.Paris Porcelain dishes probably from James Monroe's Presidential dinner service at Ash Lawn-Highland. Charlotttesville, VA.Desert service by P.L. Dagoty from James Monroe's Presidential porcelain at Ash Lawn-Highland. Charlotttesville, VA.
Collection of upholstered chairs (early 19th C) owned by Elizabeth & James Monroe at Ash Lawn. Charlotttesville, VA.Paris Porcelain dishes (c1817) probably from James Monroe's Presidential dinner service at Ash Lawn-Highland. Charlotttesville, VA.Paris Porcelain dishes (c1817) probably from James Monroe's Presidential dinner service at Ash Lawn-Highland. Charlotttesville, VA.Desert service (c1817) by P.L. Dagoty from James Monroe's Presidential porcelain at Ash Lawn-Highland. Charlotttesville, VA.

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