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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  • Even though it is a small museum, it is well organized with artifacts from his life. For me, the small library, at least the sections you could get close to, was fascinating. This is a collection of a...  more »
  • We had to admit that we didn't know much about James Monroe before visiting, so this was educational. Little ones may not enjoy it, but good for adults.  more »
  • The James Monroe Museum and Memorial Library was worth the stop. I knew a little about President Monroe prior to this visit (Monroe Doctrine and he his service in the Revolutionary War). I learned a l...  more »
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  • One of my family so I love the place but it's good for kids and adults