Richmond, Fredericksburg and the Northern Neck Sights

James Monroe Museum and Memorial Library

  • 908 Charles St. Map It
  • Historic District
  • Library/Archive

Published 10/13/2013

Fodor's Review

This tiny one-story building—on the site where Monroe, who became the fifth president of the United States, practiced law from 1787 to 1789—contains many of Monroe's possessions, collected and preserved by his family until the present day. They include a mahogany dispatch box used during the negotiation of the Louisiana Purchase and the desk on which the Monroe Doctrine was signed.

Sight Information


908 Charles St., Fredericksburg, Virginia, 22401, United States

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Sight Details:

  • $5
  • Mar.–Nov., Mon.–Sat. 10–5, Sun. 1–5; Dec.–Feb., Mon.–Sat. 10–4, Sun. 1–4

Published 10/13/2013


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