A museum owned by the Commonwealth of Virginia 
Administered by Mary Washington College, Fredericksburg, Virginia.

Highlights . . . 
James Monroe and the Louisiana Purchase Exhibit
The Museum Shop
Passport Ticket to Historic Fredericksburg Information

 
The James Monroe Museum and Memorial Library
James Monroe
 by Rembrandt Peale *
* Donated by Camilla Hoes Pope in memory of her husband Laurence Gouverneur Hoes.  Courtesy of the James Monroe Museum and Memorial Library, Fredericksburg, Virginia.  The Baltimore, Maryland, artist Rembrandt Peale painted this three-quarter length image of President Monroe circa 1825.  Monroe is seated in what appears to be his office in the White House in Washington, DC, with a view of the Capitol through the open window behind him.
 
Possessions of Power: Come visit this one-of-a-kind presentation of James and Elizabeth Monroe's collections.  You will never get closer to any American presidential family.  Take this opportunity to renew establish your connections to the formation of the nation from its rich colonial experience through the American Revolution to the emerging New Republic and the proclamation of the Monroe Doctrine.  Hundreds of fascinating artifacts including fine and decorative arts, jewelry, costume, books and documents carefully handed down through the Monroe family.  The Museum was established in 1927 by the Monroes' great-granddaughter, Rose Gouverneur Hoes, and her two sons as an educational memorial to the life and times of one of the greatest men of our founding generation. In 1964 the property was given to the Commonwealth of Virginia by the James Monroe Memorial Foundation and is currently administered by the Rector and Visitors of Mary Washington College.

 
Visitation Information The Museum Shop
James Monroe Tour of Virginia The Memorial Garden
A Family Saves the Past Calendar of 2004 Special Events
A Short History of the Museum and Memorial Library   Images of Past Museum Events
Friends of the James Monroe Museum James Monroe-The Formative Years: 1758-1775
Museum Gift Opportunities Monroe in The American Revolution: 1776-1781
Chronology of the Life and Times of James Monroe James Monroe-Political Apprenticeship: 1781-1786
Furnishings and Personal Objects of a President The Monroe Doctrine
Portraits of The Monroes Mission of the Museum
A Presidential Legacy: Private Lives, Public Images Boards and Staff
Vignette I: Spring in Paris, A Drawing Room Meet the Director
Vignette II: Fall at "Oak Hill" Meet the Assistant Director & Curator
Vignette III: Winter at the "President's House," 1824 Articles, Monroe Material and Curatorial Notes
Links to Other Sites E-mail us!


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The James Monroe Museum and Memorial Library Copyright © 1998-2003 James Monroe Museum and Memorial Library
908 Charles Street Photograph by John N. Pearce, Director
Fredericksburg, VA 22401-5810 USA Property of The James Monroe Museum and Memorial Library
Telephone/Voicemail: 540-654-1043 Fax: 540-654-1106 Catherine C. Quinn: Webmaster
TTY: 540-654-1103 or Virginia Relay Center 800-828-1140 (In Virginia - dial 711)

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