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Address: Emmet Street, Charlottesville, VA
Phone Number: +1 434-924-0311
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Private Civil War History Half-Day Tour
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Walking with Jefferson

The campus as a whole is conventional, modern and vibrant, but the historic lawn is the place to visit and contemplate the genius of Jefferson. The buildings on the lawn are... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Los Amgeles
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48 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The campus as a whole is conventional, modern and vibrant, but the historic lawn is the place to visit and contemplate the genius of Jefferson. The buildings on the lawn are human in scale and the ghosts of past generations feel incredibly present and welcomed alongside bright faced students who occupy the rooms that line the quad. What a tribute... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you aren't able to visit the Monticello, the UV grounds are a great alternative. You'll see similar architecture and the new renovations should be complete this season so you'll be able to go into the library. Make sure to swing by Edgar Allen Poe's room. There is so much history here!

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The grounds of the University of Virginia are beautiful and inspiring and the lawn is a World Heritage Site that everyone should see. Jefferson believed in public education and designed a university where students and faculty could live together in a setting that was centered around a library, not a chapel, and was a textbook in itself. Many highlights so... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited to attend the University's Family Weekend. The weekend was chock full of events for parents to enjoy time with their student(s). Can't wait until next year!

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Boston Ma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very impressive campus. And the chapel takes one's breath away. The absolute coolest dorm rooms that open on to the main Quad. Makes one want to go back to college.

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Informative and free walking tour of historic UVA main campus on Sunday morning at 10am. Learned lots of history.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Students give free tours of the University. Check at the Rotunda for times of the tours. Our guide did an amazing job of explaining Thomas Jefferson's vision on creating the University. She took us through the old historic buildings and showed us which buildings were used and where the faculty and students lived. She also explained the role of the... More 

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Pelham, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

What can you say about a University founded by Jefferson who thought it would be his most enduring legacy? Amazing historic campus Best times to visit are spring and fall. If you are in town, it is a must see. Even if you are not in town it's a must see

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Arlington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

I went to school there so I am a fan, but to the local visitor this is not to be missed. The Rotunda, the Corner, a shopping and restaurant district, the lawn, all great to see. The Rotunda is a classic design and often imitated in colleges, so, see the first and step back in history

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Thank westrichmond
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

The university of Virginia is the only North American campus with the UNESCO world heritage site designation. Part of the university was designed by Thomas Jefferson who lived in nearby Monticello (also part of the UNESCO designation). The library building has been completely restored and is stunningly beautiful. mnaynof the other Halls have also been renovated. Around the central lawn... More 

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