James Monroe Museum

  • “The Monroes were the first family to live in the newly rebuilt White House following the War of 1812.”
  • The family established the style of living that still exists in the White House today
  • Visitors have the opportunity to see some of the furnishings the Monroes brought to the White House during James Monroe’s term as president, including:

    • The famous “Monroe Doctrine Desk,”
    • Formal dinner and dessert china
    • Monroe’s piano that dates back from 1790.
    • Also learn about the Monroes’ relationship with Washingtonian society.

Fun Fact: In January of 1803 President Thomas Jefferson sent James Monroe to France to negotiate the Louisiana Purchase.

Last Updated:
December 14, 2018