With the popularity of the award-winning Broadway musical Hamilton, especially among children, there is renewed curiosity about the founding fathers. Our post featuring a fun Hamilton Road Trip for Families has generated lots of interest from families with obsessed kids (and obsessed parents!). If you are headed to the presidential homes of Charlottesville, Virginia, the Neighborhood Pass is a great way to save money on a trip to Monticello, James Monroe’s Highland, and the Michie Tavern ca. 1784 Tour.
The Monticello Neighborhood Pass offers a discount on these attractions. Purchase the Neighborhood combo pass, and receive discounted admission to Monticello (Thomas Jefferson’s home), Highland, home to James Monroe, the fifth President of the United States, and the Michie Tavern ca. 1784 Tour (where you’ll learn about 18th century taverns).
Neighborhood Pass holders receive day pass admission to Monticello. It includes a guided house tour that lasts about 30 minutes and showcases the first floor of Monticello. It also includes two optional guided tours that are offered seasonally (April-October), as well as access to the visitor center and the property grounds. It’s recommended that you make a timed ticket reservation in advance at Monticello, due to the popularity. This can be done when you purchase your pass in advance.
At Highland, home to James Monroe from 1799-1823, you’ll receive a pass that includes a guided house tour of James Monroe’s “cabin castle”, which lasts about 35 minutes. You’ll also be able to do a self-guided visit to the property grounds, dependency spaces, and the restored outbuildings.
Mitchie Tavern ca. 1784
At Mitchie Tavern ca. 1784, you’ll get access to a self-guided tour of the oldest section of the tavern. You’ll see interpretations on drinking, lodging and entertainment, presented in a family-friendly, educational and fun way.
To learn more about the Neighborhood Pass and to purchase, visit this website.