James Monroe Museum and Memorial Library, Fredericksburg

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 small museum, tucked away near the heart of Fredericksburg, is a must for fans of history, something we have in abundance here in George Washington's boyhood hometown. Monroe is too often in the ...  more »
  • WentThe information is very informative, and the artifacts are well maintained. Worth the visit if you like history.  more »
  • Has a nice history of James Monroe and a decent number of items belonging to him and his family. It's a small museum but a good way to learn about the fifth president.  more »
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  • One of my family so I love the place but it's good for kids and adults

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