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Address: Emmet Street, Charlottesville, VA
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The return of the Rotunda to it's previous use!

When Thomas Jefferson designed the Rotunda it was for student use, every day! It was the library and study center. When I was a student in the seventies, the Rotunda was usually... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Charlottesville, VA
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Charlottesville, VA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

When Thomas Jefferson designed the Rotunda it was for student use, every day! It was the library and study center. When I was a student in the seventies, the Rotunda was usually locked up and only used for special events. The Rotunda has now returned to it's original use. Students can use the study tables, check out books on the... More 

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Alexandria, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We wanted to see the buildings and general layout of the University after being so impressed with Monticello. Jefferson's plans for the University were obvious and impressive. It was a great visit even without entering any of the buildings. The town surrounding the University was typical of a college town and also added to the enjoyment of the day.

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New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Walking around UVA is very accessible, and it's got a very pretty campus. You can explore a lot on your own, but I recommend trying to find a guide if at all possible to gain a better historical perspective.

Thank RunrDave
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The campus is beautiful and cohesive. It was interesting to learn Jefferson's vision for the university. You can really feel the history here, and the students seem so proud of the school's history.

Thank akenealey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can feel the history here. To put yourself back about 200 years and imagine what was going on as you hear the stories of the old buildings makes you feel like you were there. Jefferson's ideas were/are awesome. The campus overall is nice, but as you tour and start to look closer, you can see a lack of maintenance,... More 

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Zagreb, Croatia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very gorgeous, moving place to visit. I loved the colonial, historical reverence..I love this university! The town of Charlottesville is filled with the kindest, most helpful, wonderful people.. Wish I could move here and go back to school....

Thank Susan C
Alexandria, VA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

UVA continues to carry on the great legacy of its founder Thomas Jefferson with outstanding faculty, highly qualified students, engaging and cutting edge curriculum and a bevy of activities, all housed on a beautiful campus. The Rotunda and the Lawn on the west end of Charlottesville are the prizes for those who want to gain an appreciation for just how... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The campus was beautiful and very walkable. It was interesting to see the apartments available on the lawn, and the neighborhood is very quiet and serene.

Thank Cate M
Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was getting dark, so we took a quick visit to the campus. It was 12/31/16, so school was not in session. We first stopped at the visitor center; otherwise we would not have known where to go. The lady in the visitor center gave us directions and a map, and told us where to park and where to walk... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

With scaffolding, etc. up for so long, it was great to finally see the Rotunda's renovation finished. It sure looks beautiful for such an old and well used building. Always enjoy walking down the Lawn and visiting C-ville.

Thank CDMVaBeach

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