Rates, Hours and Directions

Admission is $5/adult or $1/child (ages 5 and under are free). Senior citizen, AAA, and group rates are available. Members of the Friends of the James Monroe Museum receive free admission year-round (as well as a ten percent discount in the Museum Shop and other benefits). UMW employees, students, and alumni also enter free with a UMW identification card.

A guided tour takes approximately 30 minutes, though you may linger to re-visit the self-guided galleries.

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


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