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Address: Emmet Street, Charlottesville, VA
Phone Number: 434-924-0311
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A lovely University

Well, I live around here and even though I didn't attend the school, there are some impressive grounds. It's worth a trip to walk the grounds and visit the chapel.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
shari r

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38 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Well, I live around here and even though I didn't attend the school, there are some impressive grounds. It's worth a trip to walk the grounds and visit the chapel.

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Richmond, Virginia
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31 reviews
30 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was glad to see this place although I only had a quick outdoor look of the courtyard. I didn't do my homework on parking, and walked from the downtown pedestrian mall. Don't make that mistake! It felt like a mile and I took a bus back. I was so tired when I got there!

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Washington DC
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554 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There's a lot of history here that often goes unnoticed. This was Jefferson's inspiration. Combine a trip here, especially the mall/quad area with more Jeffersonian trips in the area to get a more comprehensive appreciation for our third President.

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Accra, Ghana
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47 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was born here, attended many a sporting event here, and even got married here. UVa is a special college campus (okay, they call it "grounds"!) and steeped in history and beauty. Everyone talks about Thomas Jefferson likes he still alive!

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Florida, New York
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212 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can just feel the history walking around campus. The library was very beautiful. The rotunda was under construction but still cool to see. The students seemed very happy and really friendly. My daughter fell in love with this school!

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Medford, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thomas Jefferson had a dream and a plan and it turned out beautifully. The common is awesome. Renovations are extensive right now, but we were still able to see and feel the energy of this place.

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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our time in Charlottesville was limited, so we could only manage a twilight stroll around the main quadrangle area of the university grounds. It was a mild evening for October, and so the students were sitting outside their rooms and on the lawns. We loved it! The design concept is brilliant, and my husband who is an architect was especially... More 

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Christiansburg, Virginia
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48 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent medical care...from a caring staff. Used shuttle service to hospital...which I highly recommend. Door to door service...beats walking all the way from parking garage in bitter cold weather. Nurses, receptionists...are very kind and patient. Took time with us...did not make us feel like just a number.

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Raleigh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was my pleasure and privilege to be able to attend THE UNIVERSITY many years ago. While there I was able to benefit by receiving an outstanding education while participating in Collegiate athletics and making a number of friends for life. Without a doubt the educational benefit (from Dr. Breit and Dr. Elzinga) helped me to be successful in later... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

During a recent visit to Charlottesville, my boyfriend and I walked around UVA's campus and fell in love. It's a stunning campus rich with history. Definitely a must-see when in the area. It made me want to apply to college all over again and choose UVA!

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