Rates, Hours and Directions

During the months of December, January and February, the museum closes at 4 p.m. daily. During the remainder of the year, unless otherwise noted, the museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday. The museum will be closed to the public on the following holidays: New Years Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.

Please note: The James Monroe Museum will not open to the public until 11:00 AM on Tuesday, June 5th to accommodate a tour group. The museum will also only be open from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm on Monday, June 11th due to a workshop. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Please plan your visit to the museum accordingly.

 

2015-we-are-a-bsm-smallThe James Monroe Museum proudly participates in the Blue Star Museums program, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, and the Department of Defense. The program allows for free admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel, including National Guard and Reserve, and up to five family members from Memorial Day weekend (beginning May 26), through Labor Day, September 3. The James Monroe Museum is also glad to extend the Blue Star admission to veterans and U.S. military retirees, and up to five of their family members as well. A valid U.S. government issued ID must be presented to qualify for the Blue Star program.

 

 

Admission Rates

UMW staff and students enter free with their UMW ID card. Friends of the James Monroe Museum also receive free admission.

Category Rate
Adult $6
Senior (65 and over) $5
Youth (6-17) $2
AAA Adult $4.50
AAA Youth $1.50
Trolley Adult $5
Trolley Youth $1
Guided Tours* (Adult) $7
Guided Tours* (Youth) $3
UMW Alumni $5
Military** Adult $5
Military** Youth $1

*Guided Tours are for groups of 10 or more, and must be scheduled in advance. They are facilitated by Guides or other Museum staff.
**Military discount applies active-duty U.S. military personnel, veterans, and retirees and their family members. A valid U.S. government issued ID must be presented to qualify for the discount.

Directions

The James Monroe Museum and Memorial Library is located in historic downtown Fredericksburg, Virginia, only one hour’s drive from Washington, D.C. or Richmond, Virginia.

From Interstate 95, take exit 130A to Route 3 East. Follow Business Route 3 past the University of Mary Washington. Continue on Business Route 3 (William Street) to Charles Street. Turn right on Charles Street. The museum is housed in a one-story brick building on the right. On-street parking is available.

GPS coordinates: 38.302115-77.461178