Area Attractions

    Area Attractions

    The University of Virginia AKA “Mr. Jefferson’s University” Charlottesville      www.virginia.edu
    Quite possibly THE most beautiful college campus on this side of the Atlantic. Walk around the university and visit the Lawn and the Rotunda.

    Monticello, the residence of Thomas Jefferson Charlottesville    www.monticello.org
    The grounds indude the house itself, the gardens, servant quarters, and Thomas Jefferson’s grave. Open daily, $14 for adults.

    Ash Lawn-Hlghland, the residence of James Monroe, Charlottesville     www.highland.org
    Open dally.

    Montpelier, the residence of James Madison, Orange County    www.montpelier.org

    Michie Tavern, an inn dating to 1784       www.michietavern.com
    Now a museum and restaurant. Open dally.

    The Downtown Mall        www.downtowncharlottesville.com
    Several blocks in downtown Charlottesville have been closed off to traffic, creating a pedestrian-friendly area full of shops and resturants. The old brick buildings, ecclectic stores, and people make this a great place to walk around.

    The Virginia Discovery Museum     www.vadm.org
    On the Downtown Mall, the museum has a variety of child- and family-oriented exhibits.
    Closed Monday, open until 5PM other days.

    Skyline Drive        www.blueridgeskyline.com
    For the best sights in the Fall, drive into the hills south of town, or out US-250 West toward Afton Mountain. Skyline Drive and the Blue Ridge Parkway, west of town off US-250 or 1-64, offer some of the best views. Drive west of town to see farms, fences, and vineyards to make you feel as if you’ve stepped back into the 18th century.