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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  • We visited here on 4/2/2017. The museum is open 10 am to 5 pm. We stayed at the Marriott Courtyard and the museum was about a 6 block walk. There is public parking on Sophia St. about 7 blocks away. T...  more »
  • If this is your only introduction to Monroe it is worth a visit. If you have the opportunity you should visit his home Ash Lawn Highland near Charlottesville. This is a small museum, with a number of ...  more »
  • I was thinking that I was going to be in and out with the museum being small. I was there for a good half hour. The tour guide gave me so much information about James Monroe, his presidency and the of...  more »