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Historic tours in Charlottesville

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Spend a weekend exploring the history of Charlottesville Virginia. Main attractions such as Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello and James Monroe’s Ashlawn Highland are main attractions in the area. However, in Historic Downtown Charlottesville, there are many tours and attractions to choose from.

The Albemarle-Charlottesville Historical Society has a few tours to choose from. Below is a list of the tours offered:

Downtown Mall Walking Tour- Learn about the history, architecture and more.

Cemetery Tours – Visiting some of the oldest cemeteries in Charlottesville, you’ll hear and learn about the citizens, the culture and history of those who lay rest there.

Court Square Walking Tours – Walk Court Square as you learn about the evolution of Charlottesville and its past.

The Albemarle-Charlottesville Historical Society also has many self-guided exhibits for you to explore. Visit to find recent tour times and exhibits.

In addition, visit Tell Me About it Tours. They offer a ghost &mystery tour with stories from a 1904 murder. Private tours can be reserved as well. For tour times and reservations visit

This only touches the surface of Charlottesville Virginia tours. Surrounding areas and counties have their historic attractions and events as well. Whether you’re visiting Charlottesville for the first time or a long-time resident, you’ll learn new history about where Charlottesville came from to where it is now.



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