Many presidential homes can be visited in Virginia, including that of our first president, George Washington.

George Washington's Mount Vernon

George Washington's Mount Vernon

Get a peek inside the private life of George Washington with a tour of the home that he shared with Martha Washington. As you ascend to the second floor, you'll touch the same walnut handrail that Washington himself used. 

The estate also includes four gardens, a greenhouse, farm, museum and education center, and the tombs of George and Martha Washington. A slave memorial pays tribute to the slaves who lived and worked on the plantation.

Tours of George Washington's Distillery and Gristmill, open April through October, are also included with admission.

George Washington's Mount Vernon is 15 miles from Washington, DC on the banks of the Potomac River.

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Map of Presidential Homes

Thomas Jefferson's Monticello

Monticello

Monticello

Visitors to Thomas Jefferson's Monticello in Charlottesville can tour his Mansion and gardens, and pay their respects at the third president's final resting place. 

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Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest

Poplar Forest

Poplar Forest

Thomas Jefferson built this Central Virginia home as a retreat, where he could rest, read and enjoy private time with his family. Admission includes a tour of the home and grounds.

Poplar Forest in Forest, VA is 79 miles from Monticello.

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James Madison’s Montpelier

Montpelier

Montpelier

The home of James Madison reveals how Madison and his wife, Dolley, lived and entertained. Specialty and behind-the-scenes tours are available.

Montpelier is in Orange County, VA, just north of Charlottesville.

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James Monroe’s Highland

Highland

Highland

Highland was the official residence of 5th President James Monroe and his wife, Elizabeth Kortright Monroe, from 1799 to 1823. Guests can tour the house, explore the outbuildings, and enjoy the gardens and grounds.

Highland is located in Charlottesville, VA.

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Woodrow Wilson’s Presidential Library & Museum

Located in Staunton, VA in Central Virginia, Woodrow Wilson's Presidential Library & Museum details Woodrow Wilson's early years and presidency. 

Guests can also tour Wilson's birthplace, a Greek Revival manse furnished with Wilson family treasures and period furnishings.

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William Henry Harrison’s Berkeley Plantation

Berkeley

Berkeley

Berkeley’s 1726 Georgian mansion is the birthplace of William Henry Harrison, 9th president of the United States, and the ancestral home of his grandson, Benjamin Harrison, the 23rd president.

The plantation is in Charles City, 20 miles from Petersburg, VA.

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For more information about things to do in Virginia, visit Virginia.org, the official tourism website for the state of Virginia. You’ll find an overview of each region in Virginia, as well as information about cultural attractions, upcoming events, and where to stay. You can also purchase merchandise featuring the official Virginia slogan, “Virginia is for Lovers.”

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