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JM Museum to Participate in Blue Star Museums Initiative

This summer, we will be showing our appreciation to the men and women who, like James Monroe, serve the country as part of the armed forces. We are proud to be one of the 600 museums participating in the National Endowment for the Arts Blue Star Museums Initiative, which offers FREE ADMISSION to all active duty military personnel and their immediate families.

This program will run from Memorial Day (Monday, May 31) through Labor Day (Monday, September 6). For more information, visit the Blue Star Museums website.


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Last Update: Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Welcome to the James Monroe Museum
and Memorial Library


A museum owned by the Commonwealth of Virginia and administered by the University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, Virginia.


The James Monroe Museum and Memorial Library, located in historic downtown Fredericksburg, Virginia, is the largest repository in the country of artifacts and documents related to the fifth president of the United States. The museum was first opened in 1927 by Monroe descendants as a place to house their own personal collections, which had been handed down through generations of the family. Eventually, the museum and its extensive collections were turned over to the Commonwealth of Virginia, and the museum is now administered by the University of Mary Washington.


The museum belongs to the American Association of Museums, the American Association for State and Local History, and the Virginia Association of Museums. It is also on the National Register of Historic Places.


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* The museum is not associated with the James Monroe Memorial Foundation *