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President James Monroe's Home Discovered After Archaeological Dig

The home thought to belong to Monroe was actually a guest quarters

The Blue Ridge, Virginia home formerly belonging to James Monroe is known for being rather underwhelming, especially when compared to Thomas Jefferson's Monticello, but it looks like the place where the U.S. President laid his head was actually pretty sizable. According to The Washington Post, a recent archaeological dig found that the preserved home currently on the site was actually a guest quarters.

The Washington Post reported that there is evidence of there being a home more than twice the size of the cottage that tourists visit. The home that Monroe used is believed to have burned down, so unfortunately there's no way to know what it looked like exactly.

At Virginia home of President Monroe, a sizable revision of history [The Washington Post]