James Monroe’s Highland to Host Birthday Lunch with James Monroe

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.— In honor of James Monroe’s 259th birthday, Highland will host a birthday lunch with James Monroe on Friday, April 28, from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. Guests will enjoy box lunches, birthday cake, and Monroe reenactor Dennis Bigelow, who will share first person accounts from Monroe’s life and answer audience questions.


“This year’s observance of James Monroe’s birthday is not to be missed,” said Education Programs Manager, Nancy Stetz. “James Monroe reenactor Dennis Bigelow is just remarkable at bringing the fifth president to life, drawing the audience in to the incredible events and friendships Monroe experienced.”


Admission to the birthday lunch with James Monroe is $25 per person. Lunch orders must be placed by 12:00 noon on Wednesday, April 26. Tickets can be purchased HERE.


About James Monroe’s Highland

Highland, the home of James Monroe, the fifth president of the United States, is adjacent to Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello in Charlottesville, Virginia. Purchased by Monroe in 1793, the property was home to the Monroe family for nearly 25 years. Acquired by William & Mary (Monroe’s alma mater) in 1974, Highland offers tours each day, hosts community and private events, and features a robust museum shop including a Virginia Artisans Room. For hours, directions and more information, visit or call 434-293-8000.


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