James Monroe’s Highland to host an American Girl Tea with Elizabeth Monroe

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Highland, the home of President James Monroe and First Lady Elizabeth Monroe, will host an American Girl Tea on Saturday, August 25, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon.

Guests are encouraged to bring their doll and a picnic blanket to enjoy craft activities, American Girl trivia, and tea and refreshments with Elizabeth Monroe. Mrs. Monroe will also be available to pose for pictures with guests and their dolls.

“The American Girl Tea with Elizabeth Monroe is a favorite family event here at Highland,” said Executive Director, Sara Bon-Harper. “It is the perfect way to invite children to discover history.”

The recommended age range for participants is 6-12 years old. Admission to the American Girl Tea at James Monroe’s Highland is $5.00 for participants and adult chaperones. Accompanying siblings under 6 and Monroe’s Farm Friends are FREE. Participants must be accompanied by an adult. This event is in partnership with Charlottesville’s Barnes & Noble. For more information, and to register, visit the Highland website.

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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