LIVING To Do: Ash Lawn-Highland Open House

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Skip the admission fees at Sunday's open house for James Monroe's historic home. Photo courtesy of Ash Lawn-Highland. Skip the admission fees at Sunday’s open house for James Monroe’s historic home. Photo courtesy of Ash Lawn-Highland.

Rub elbows with the Founding Fathers at the annual open house of fifth president James Monroe’s home. Tours of the classic colonial house are free for local residents, and from noon to 4pm visitors can chat with reenactors of The League of Most Interesting Gentlemen, including Thomas Jefferson, Ben Franklin, Albert Gallatin and, of course, Monroe himself.

Sunday 11/16. Free, 11am. Ash Lawn-Highland, 2050 James Monroe Pkwy. 293-8000.