James Monroe Birthplace, Colonial Beach

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  • Not a regal estate, but it's great to see where our Founding Father's were raised. Humble roots let you know the sacrifice that was made at the time, and how hard work can pay off with large dividends...  more »
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  • The James Monroe Birthplace Park & Museum is a +70 year project of the James Monroe Memorial Foundation, which was established by the descendants of President James Monroe. Through the charitable contributions and generous donations of every day people, both here and abroad, we are now beginning to see the culmination and closure of this project with the establishment of the Visitor's Center and the completion of the Birthplace Home with the park's various activity trails. On behalf of the Foundation, I wish to thank every person who of their own accord continues to perpetuate the legacy of this great man, James Monroe.
  • The James Monroe birthplace now has a visitor center. The house will be completed within the year. The builders seem to be taking a great deal of care. Monroe's home is being built on its original footprint which was apparently discovered in 2007 by archaeologists with the William and Mary Center for Archaeological Research. There are pathways on the grounds that feature inlaid sections with information regarding POTUS 5. Although the visitor center is somewhat small, it contains artifacts and reproductions along with information about the archaeological discoveries on the property. The docents seem knowledgeable and friendly. The James Monroe birthplace is definitely worth a visit.

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