The Ash-Lawn Highland is the former home of James Monroe, the United States' fifth president and is located at 1000 James Monroe Parkway in Charlottesville, Virginia. The facility is operated and owned by the College of William and Mary which was Monroe's alma mater.
Ash Lawn-Highland offers a variety of educational workshops for all ages to enjoy. Ranging from candle making to Farm Tours, the workshops give students an insight into the life of President James Monroe in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Ash Lawn-Highland also welcomes all Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts for specially designed Scout workshops. All workshops include a house tour and children are able to apply in classroom knowledge of the president and his home as they tour the grounds.
Special events and banquets can be held at the Ash Lawn home. Facilities available for rent include the Pavilion (with serving kitchen, Brides Room, and Band Room), the Barn Site (includes the use of the Conference Room), the Conference Room (with kitchen and patio), and the various gardens. These facilities may be rented individually or jointly depending on the event and renter's needs. The Pavilion, Barn Site, Conference Room, and the grounds are available both during the day and during the evening. The Conference Room is available for rental only from late August through early June.