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Great historic places in Charlottesville

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Charlottesville is full of history and attractions. From downtown Charlottesville to its surrouonding areas. These places are a great way to spend the weekends. Feel the history come to life as you explore these great locations.

Michie Tavern
Michie Tavern Mitchie Tavern in Charlottesville, Virginia Date=5/10/2008 Author= Queerbubbles

Michie Tavern

Michie Tavern is provides a family friendly atmosphere with dining, activities, tours and access to a scenic walking trail. You can find more information on hours and tours at

Ash Lawn Highland
Ash Lawn Highland Highland, home of President James Monroe, in Albemarle County, Virginia. Taken on August 29th, 2006, by RebelAt./wikipedia commons

Ash Lawn Highland

Home to James Monroe, this former plantation is surrounded by breathtaking landscapes. A hotspot for educational trips, Ash Lawn provides tours, beautiful gardens and wonderful relaxation full of history.

Monticello Martin Falbisoner/Wikipedia Commons


When visitors and residents think of Charlottesville, they think of Monticello: the home of Thomas Jefferson. Learn the history, his thoughts and inspirations through historics. Stroll through the gardens and see how easy it is to fall in love with the land.

Gordonsville Exchange Hotel
Gordonsville Exchange Hotel John Blandin

Gordonsville Exchange Hotel

This may be a little further from Charlotttesville, however it's one of those must see hidden gems. This Civil War musuem once housed travelers prior to its involvment as a field hospital during the progression of the Civil War. This museum offers both day and paranormal evening tours. Find more at



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