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Ranked #1 of 18 attractions in Charlottesvill...
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Category: Historic Sites; History Museums; Gardens
Owner description: Monticello and its many historical rooms, gadgets, furniture, buildings, and artifacts tell us a lot about Thomas Jefferson,... more » Owner description: Monticello and its many historical rooms, gadgets, furniture, buildings, and artifacts tell us a lot about Thomas Jefferson, the president who built it and lived there. « less
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Ranked #2 of 18 attractions in Charlottesvill...
Category: Architectural Buildings; Educational Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #3 of 18 attractions in Charlottesvill...
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: Operated by The College of William and Mary, this historic site is the home of James Monroe, fifth president of the United... more » Owner description: Operated by The College of William and Mary, this historic site is the home of James Monroe, fifth president of the United States. « less
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Ranked #4 of 18 attractions in Charlottesvill...
Category: Farms; Landmarks
Owner description: Located next to Monticello and Michie Tavern, Carter Mountain Orchard is family-owned and operated. Our mountaintop location... more » Owner description: Located next to Monticello and Michie Tavern, Carter Mountain Orchard is family-owned and operated. Our mountaintop location affords spectacular views of Charlottesville, the Piedmont, and the Blue Ridge Mountains. Open April through November, we offer Pick-Your-Own and pre-picked Peaches and Nectarines (June-August) and Pick Your Own and pre-picked Apples (mid-August through November). Our bakery serves fresh-baked pies and cookies, hand-dipped ice cream, and our famous Apple Cider Donuts! Apple Cider, Apple Butter, jams and jellies, local crafts, pumpkins, and gourmet food products available in our country store. Wine tasting and sales on site, and the Mountain Grille serves lunch. Our school tours are popular-call for reservations. Scouts, Youth Groups, Seniors welcome. Family friendly. Please see our website for more details « less
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Ranked #5 of 18 attractions in Charlottesvill...
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
A part of the Monticello Plantation where nearly 130 slaves lived, with tours available.
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Ranked #6 of 18 attractions in Charlottesvill...
Category: Educational Sites; Historic Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: Introducing the only interactive studio of its kind in Virginia... Drop in any time and create one-of-a-kind glass gifts,... more » Owner description: Introducing the only interactive studio of its kind in Virginia... Drop in any time and create one-of-a-kind glass gifts, hand made by YOU. No experience required - we'll show you how!Create beautiful fused glass jewelry, sun catchers, candle holders, picture frames, etc. Make your own sandblasted glasses or plates. There's something for everyone! All ages are welcome. The possibilities are endless!Visit our gift gallery for unique handmade glass art. « less
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Ranked #7 of 18 attractions in Charlottesvill...
Category: Historic Sites; Bar/ Clubs
Owner description: Historic tavern (ca. 1784) originally located on Patrick Henry's land. Living-history tours are conducted on the grounds of... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Ranked #8 of 18 attractions in Charlottesvill...
Category: Art Museums; Museums
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Ranked #9 of 18 attractions in Charlottesvill...
Category: Biking Trails
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Ranked #10 of 18 attractions in Charlottesvill...
Category: Children's Museums; Museums
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Ranked #11 of 18 attractions in Charlottesvill...
Category: Playgrounds
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Category: Art Galleries
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Ranked #13 of 18 attractions in Charlottesvill...
Category: Art Museums; Museums
Owner description: Located on the University campus, this museum features permanent art exhibits from around the world dating from ancient times... more » Owner description: Located on the University campus, this museum features permanent art exhibits from around the world dating from ancient times to present day. « less
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Ranked #14 of 18 attractions in Charlottesvill...
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #15 of 18 attractions in Charlottesvill...
Category: Government Buildings; Landmarks
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Ranked #16 of 18 attractions in Charlottesvill...
Category: Art Galleries
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Ranked #17 of 18 attractions in Charlottesvill...
Category: Educational Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #18 of 18 attractions in Charlottesvill...
Category: Art Galleries
Owner description: This is the Charlottesville art gallery you should not miss. Migration: A Gallery is a beautiful light-filled space which... more » Owner description: This is the Charlottesville art gallery you should not miss. Migration: A Gallery is a beautiful light-filled space which showcases the work of an exceptional collection of artists from across the country. Painting, sculpture, etchings, photography, glass, jewelry and more. Make the journey to Migration! « less
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