Fodor's Expert Review James Monroe Museum and Memorial Library

Fredericksburg Library/Archive

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.

Library/Archive Museum/Gallery

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908 Charles St.
Fredericksburg, Virginia  22401, United States

540-654–1043

www.umw.edu/jmmu

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

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