Vive la France

Ash Lawn-Highland.
PHOTO BY Tony the Misfit - Flickr

Ash Lawn-Highland, the home of President James Monroe, celebrates Bastille Day. Visitors can get an education in the French ways of war–just as Monroe did during the American Revolution. The kid-friendly celebration includes hands-on activities and crafts to teach not only about the French Revolution, but also about Monroe's connection to that country throughout his life. 1000 James Monroe Parkway. 434-293-8000.