Season 1, Episode 5-James Monroe and Colonial Beach

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Season 1, Episode 5: James Monroe and Colonial Beach

The last of the Virginia Dynasty, James Monroe in Colonial Beach! Listen as we visit Monroe’s birth site, one of the few which have received improvements and new recognition very recently, opening a visitors’ center and birthplace replica in recent years, as well as explore Monroe’s childhood, education, and family!

James Monroe Birthplace official site.

James Monroe Birthplace Park & Museum Facebook site.

Article on historical work undertaken to build replica house.

Be sure to check out James Monroe’s “Visiting the Presidents” Episode from Season 2, “James Monroe and Highland”!

From My May 2017 Visit!

From My July 2021 Visit!

Historical image of the Monroe birthplace.
Replica birthplace, opened in 2020.
James Monroe portrait by Samuel F.B. Morse.

James Monroe Birthplace: 4460 James Monroe Highway, Colonial Beach, Virginia.

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