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University of Virginia

Emmet Street, Charlottesville, VA
+1 434-924-0311
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Emmet Street, Charlottesville, VA
+1 434-924-0311
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This university was a true gem. The main buildings and the campus was beautiful. A nice walk even with small children.

Thank Lara L
Reviewed 4 days ago

Thomas Jefferson was justly proud of the University he founded. We took a college admissions tour. Our guide was not particularly knowledgeable about the history of the campus, but this was not a general tourist tour. We spoke with a security guard at the rotunda...More

Thank Ronald F
Reviewed 5 days ago

The University was designed by Thomas Jefferson and has been in operation since 1819. It has a nationally know Law School, Medical School and Graduate Business School. It is well known for the Rotunda and the lawn behind it where students and faculty live.

Thank rmacl
Reviewed 6 days ago

to see the brick buildings and to walk the Lawn bring alive the history of this university in the way Jefferson must have imagined.

Thank dfutransky
Reviewed 6 days ago

A must see for on the Jeffersonian site tour. His influence is everywhere. Take the time to walk around the Rotunda (newly renovated), grounds, visit Special Collections and the Archives.

Thank TennaRotor
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in Charlottesville on our way to MD to do a quick self guided walking tour of the campus. What a beautiful campus full of history!

Thank BMaynor
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited here after the school year, and I am glad I didn't attempt it during the school year. The campus is beautiful, but I never quite solved the parking problem. We were finally able to find a parking place after several passes down a...More

Thank Howard H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The University of Virginia was founded by Thomas Jefferson and the historic buildings at the center of the University grounds surrounding the "Lawn" were designed by Jefferson. The school is beginning its nearly decade long celebration of its bicentennial in 2017 with the opening of...More

1  Thank swfl1800
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were in Charlottesville and stopped on the campus. This is definitely an impressive campus and one that is enjoyable to walk around. The history of the place is impressive. We saw the room where Edger Allen Poe lived. This is worth the Stop.

Thank Bill Y
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wanted to see the Rotunda, designed by Thomas Jefferson, after visiting Monticello. Great building! Beautiful scenic campus surrounding this area. We also stopped nearby for nice dinner.

Thank ncaronna7
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Where do you go to sign up for a guided tour of the University?
4 July 2016|
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Response from Amy C | Reviewed this property |
You do not need to make a reservation. You just need to show up at the gallery at the scheduled times. You can find the tour times and location on the college website.
Where do you go if you want a tour, not as a possible parent of a student but just interested in the history of the campus? What about the town of Charlottesville? Thanks.
18 April 2016|
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Response from Kazoo2014 | Reviewed this property |
The campus is well worth walking around and like others stated you don't need a tour however if there is one going on I would just jump in and listen to the guide as they offer a lot of great historical information about the... More
Heather C
If we don't have the luxury of time and money to see Monticello, what might our family be able to see for free at the University of Virginia in 2-3 hours that would most help us have a fuller grasp of Jefferson? Our children are 5, 7, 10, and 12, and we will be passing through Charlottesville at the end of June 2016.
15 February 2016|
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Response from jack_et_jill | Reviewed this property |
2-3 hrs will not be enough to enjoy uva without help. The campus is very beautiful. You might need to check with the admission office and do one of the introductory visits that some of the volunteering students might be... More