James Monroe’s Highland to Host Honey and Mead Tasting Event

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — James Monroe’s Highland will host a Honey and Mead Tasting Event on Thursday, April 19 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 noon. Guests will have a chance to speak with our volunteer beekeepers, sample honey from Highland and around the world, and enjoy music by artists from The Front Porch Roots Music School! In addition to honey sampling, Hilltop Berry Farm & Winery and Black Heath Meadery will be offering tastings of their Virginia-made mead. These fine meaderies will also have their craft brews available to purchase.
“The Highland apiary is an important component of our historic property,” said Highland Executive Director, Sara Bon-Harper. “We’re looking forward to sharing a taste of it with our community.”

Admission to the Honey and Mead Tasting event is $5 per person. Children under 6 are admitted free. While this is a family friendly event, guests must be 21 or older (bring a valid ID) to participate in the mead tasting or purchase mead. Advanced registration is suggested at
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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