James Monroe Museum and Memorial Library, Fredericksburg

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The James Monroe Museum and Memorial Library, located in historic downtown Fredericksburg, Virginia, is the largest repository in the country for artifacts and documents related to the fifth president of the United States. The museum was first opened in 1927 by Monroe descendants as a place to house their own personal collections, which had been handed down through generations of the family. Eventually, the museum and its extensive collections were turned over to the Commonwealth of Virginia, and the museum is now administered by the University of Mary Washington.

The museum belongs to the American Association of Museums, the American Association for State and Local History, and the Virginia Association of Museums. It is also on the National Register of Historic Places.

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  • This is a small museum but the staff is friendly. I have brought friends and family to this museum numerous times and they are always impressed by the staff. The staff provides an orientation that.....  more
    This is a small museum but the staff is friendly. I have brought friends and family to this museum numerous times and they are always impressed by the staff. The staff provides an orientation that.....  more »
  • Admission included with Day Pass. Restrooms on site. Street parking. Wonderful history stop to learn or enhance your knowledge about James Monroe, our 5th President (1817-1825). Enjoyed seeing all... 
    Admission included with Day Pass. Restrooms on site. Street parking. Wonderful history stop to learn or enhance your knowledge about James Monroe, our 5th President (1817-1825). Enjoyed seeing all...  more »
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  • A little small for a presidential museum, but what they have is well presented. I enjoyed learning more about one of the presidents I knew next to nothing about.
  • Wonderful place full of history and documentary. Helpful staff. Low entrance fee. Hands on display still closed due to COVID.

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