ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- James Monroe’s Highland has been hosting After Hours at Highland for many years, but this year’s version has something very special that will make people feel like they have been transported back to an 1800s Christmas.

With a focus on Monroe’s presidential years, the exhibits show how Highland is a lens for understanding early American history and its present-day legacies.

This exhibit is a tradition for Highland, where it likes to see families create memories and learn deeper things about the historic site.

"For us, it's really our way to merge the historic value of our property. The stories of the Monroe’s, the enslaved community work lived here, and combine that with the holiday season. It was a different experience for everyone who lived here, and we try to highlight that during the time," said Jason Woodle, the marketing and events manager at James Monroe's Highland.

Participants will enjoy an outdoor guided history walk and Highland’s self-paced exhibits, followed by hot apple cider and a performance of holiday tunes from a local Celtic harpist.

After Hours at Highland is on Dec. 27 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., and you can find ticket information here