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Albemarle County Court House

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Address: 501 East Jefferson Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902
Phone Number: 434 972 4083
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A piece of working history

The court house is not just beautiful to look at from the outside: if you're there during the day, stop in--you'll have to empty your pockets for a security search--and go in and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the court house square is a classic remnant of the aesthetics of times past, when jefferson was a lawyer there and the dramatic ride of jack jouett (virginia's paul revere) alerted the virginia legislators holed up in the local tavern that the british were coming.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

When I walked around it was closed, however you can appreciate the place this has in American history as so many former presidents have worked here.

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Thank stressedfromdownunder
Charlottesville, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I have been told that this is the only court in the country where three Presidents of the United States have conducted business - JEFFERSON, MADISON, MONROE. whatever the truth of that little rumor is there is no doubt it is an historic and architectural gem from the 18th century. It is still a working court house so not much... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

had an opportunity to visit the court house for my naturalization ceremony ! we were about 80 people with family and friends for the once in a life time ceremony! Security, other professionals were very kind to us and treated every one with dignity , respect and compassion. job well done !

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

The court house is not just beautiful to look at from the outside: if you're there during the day, stop in--you'll have to empty your pockets for a security search--and go in and sit down. Inside it maintains the classic simplicity of the 19th century. And to baffle the constitutionalists, it's where Jefferson went for religious services. Around the park... More 

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Charlottesville,Virginia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2012

boring-just an old brick building in a boring square of other brick buildings with nothing interesting except maybe somebody or other might have walked here or most likely nearby-maybe

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2012

Not to be missed while in Charlottesville. The building is a treasure and so well preserved.

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