6 Historical Sites Around CVille To Enjoy


1. Monticello

931 Thomas Jefferson Parkway Charlottesville, Virginia 22902
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You can’t talk about Charlottesville’s rich history without mentioning Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello. Explore this beautiful forty-three room structure and its stunning gardens.

2. Blackfriars Playhouse

10 South Market Street, Staunton, Virginia 24401
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The Blackfriars Playhouse is the world’s only re-creation of Shakespeare’s original indoor theatre. There is no better way to view Shakespeare than under the original conditions it was performed.

3. Edgar Allan Poe’s Room At UVa

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America’s father of modern mystery was said to reside in room 13 of the UVa Range. The Raven Society has preserved it with historically accurate furnishings from Poe’s time.

4. Michie Tavern

683 Thomas Jefferson Parkway Charlottesville, Virginia 22902
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In 1777, Corporal William Michie started building his tavern. Today, it is a fun tavern with servers in colonial dress. Explore the oldest part of this 18th century tavern and shop in four unique shops like the metal smith or general store.

5. Montpelier

11395 Constitution Highway, Orange, Virginia 22960
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Visit the home of founding father, James Madison; father of The Constitution. See where the structure of our very democracy was conceived.

6. Albemarle Historical Society

200 Second St., NE Charlottesville, VA 22902-5245
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The Albemarle Historical Society has some impressive exhibits in its headquarters. While you’re there, be sure to ask about upcoming events and activities.

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