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Address: 683 Thomas Jefferson Parkway, Charlottesville, VA 22902
Phone Number: 434-977-1234
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Historic tavern (ca. 1784) originally located on Patrick Henry's land...

Historic tavern (ca. 1784) originally located on Patrick Henry's land. Living-history tours are conducted on the grounds of its current location near route Va 20.

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Always good food and plenty of it - Hungry teens - GOod Spot

Keep the experience of the "time period" of TJ going, with the buildings and location. You can walk through the setting of buildings with no charge with the Neighbor Hood Pass or... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Omaha, Nebraska
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85 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The décor is of an old tavern. It is a buffet line. The food was outstanding. They did allow a second trip if you needed. As we were leaving several bus tours came. Go early!! The wait staff were very attentive. There is 3-4 little stores on site. It is about 1 mile from Monticello. A fun place to get... More 

Thank justtravelng
Palo Alto, California
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The room is beautiful and original which is the best part of it. The fireplace and wooden beams make the spot charming and enticing. The buffet was okay, nothing special and not worth the cost. The chicken was okay, the corn bread good as well as the coleslaw. The green beans were disgusting and the tomatoes were miserable.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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58 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here on our way back to Washington, DC after a trip to Monticello. There's a tour available, a small gift shop, & some food although it's good to check with what is offered since it's take out! It's interesting to see a site like this & to imagine this on the trail of travelers ...this was the Holiday... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As part of my business trip, we were able to have dinner at the Tavern and have the Tavern all to ourselves. I didn't know this before but they are only open for lunch. The history and tour we went on was fabulous. The guide was dressed I period costume and was full of knowledge. The food was Excellent!, Fried... More 

Thank Michelle C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Keep the experience of the "time period" of TJ going, with the buildings and location. You can walk through the setting of buildings with no charge with the Neighbor Hood Pass or if just visiting the Shops. Dining requires a fee.

Thank Wayne S
Wescosville, Pennsylvania
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518 reviews
339 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you buy a Monticello Neighborhood pass, this is included and worth a bit of your time to see the exhibits here, but be sure to schedule your visit here so that you can eat a wonderful lunch at the Ordinary. This is a self guided tour of the oldest section of the Tavern dating to the original building. Inside... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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76 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My 10 year old daughter and I had lunch there. The setting is buffet style with fried chicken,, baked chicken, pork barbeque and various sides. My daughter can be picky but the fried chicken and mashed potatoes worked. .The tour of the hotel, for which there is an extra charge was a let down after Monticello and had limited appeal... More 

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Ely, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having read other reviews I realised that maybe because this was part of our tour and we are not local that we were there for the experience. We didn't see prices as part of our package. We knew we were going to a tavern to have an authentic experience with servers in traditional costume and a recommendation that this was... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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76 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago credit card Amex Card Member Review

Very fun location. If you are taking a trip up to Monticello make sure you stop in and check out Michie's Tavern.

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped off for lunch as part of a tour. The food was very good, but with limited choices. I enjoyed the tour of the grounds and inn after lunch.

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