3 Fun Upcoming Events at James Monroe’s Highland

We’re lucky to be located near the homes and birthplaces of four former U.S. presidents, including Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello in Charlottesville, the Woodrow Wilson Birthplace and Museum in Staunton, James Madison’s Montpelier in Orange, and James Monroe’s Highland in Charlottesville. … Continue reading

Veterans Day, 2011

“The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they … Continue reading

2,700 Books, a Slow Learner, and a Gambling Son

The Iris Inn is within reasonable driving distance of the homes of four previous U.S. Presidents. Not one, not two, not even three, but FOUR presidents’ homes: Monticello, Ash Lawn-Highland, the Woodrow Wilson Presidental Library and Museum, and Montpelier. Continue reading