James Monroe began the construction of Oak Hill, his Loudoun County mansion, between 1820 and 1823 and lived here following his presidency until 1830. For the design of Oak Hill, Monroe sought ideas from both Thomas Jefferson and James Hoban, architect of the White House. Oak Hill was visited by Lafayette in 1825 during his tour of America, and it was here that Monroe worked on the drafting of the Monroe Doctrine.
Address: Oak Hill is located 8 Miles south of Leesburg on Rte. 15, near Aldie. The property is a National Historic Landmark. It is a private residence and is not open to the public.