Rates, Hours and Directions

The James Monroe Museum will be closed on Wednesday, March 21 due to inclement weather. We hope you will plan to visit us another day.

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.


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, May 29, through Labor Day, September 4.


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
Active Duty Military Adult $5
Active Duty 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.


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