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University of Virginia Rotunda Tour

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Charlottesville, VA
+1 434-924-0311
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Beautiful campus!

Just walking around the campus is beautiful. Cozy benches set all around different areas. Summer... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jeannene A
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Hannacroix, New York
Too little Rotunda, too much student life, Jefferson innuendo and racial and political protests

Our guide for this free tour prefaced our tour by explaining that the student guide service was... read more

Reviewed April 29, 2017
Marshall M
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Richmond, Virginia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Just walking around the campus is beautiful. Cozy benches set all around different areas. Summer school was in session, so students were all over studying. We went into the Rotunda and saw more students in all parts of the building. Lots of history in the...More

Thank Jeannene A
Reviewed April 29, 2017 via mobile

Our guide for this free tour prefaced our tour by explaining that the student guide service was independent of the University administration and it was not responsible for the content of her commentary. That stance is unfortunate because she took great liberty on her choice...More

Thank Marshall M
Reviewed April 27, 2017

This was a great, free tour of one of the cornerstone buildings of UVa. Very informative and fun. Tour includes the Rotunda and the outside lawn area.

Thank lovetennis99
Reviewed April 10, 2017

Our family did a walking tour with a student guide to learn about Thomas Jefferson's design for the Rotunda and campus at the University of Virginia. We walked about the campus and its early design was explained. Teachers and students would live in close proximity...More

Thank Glenda22
Reviewed March 16, 2017 via mobile

We decided on the self guided tour which was nice. Attendants at the desk were nice and directed us where to go. Building is beautiful and reconstruction. The multi-media tables in the display room were really great for the kids.

Thank Meandmyfivekids
Reviewed January 5, 2017

The Rotunda looms tall on one end of the Lawn in the heart of the UVA campus. Beautifully designed in alignment with the rotunda at Monticello, it stands out as symbol of the link between Mr. Jefferson's vision of the past with the current stature...More

Thank jeffl499
Reviewed October 25, 2016

We specifically called and requested a tour of the newly opened Rotunda at UVa. We were assured that the time for our tour was upcoming. After a brief introduction inside the lower level and a description of the statue on the main floor we were...More

Thank ptajack
Reviewed July 22, 2014

Well worth the tour. The Rotunda library is amazing and the tour group is well educated! Make sure you get to see the dorm rooms too on the commons.

Thank doppenheimer
Reviewed July 1, 2014

The tour is very informative. Definitely learn the history of the Rotunda and explore Jefferson’s design philosophy. However the Rotunda is closed for renovation starting May 19, 2014 through Summer 2016.

2  Thank Rapallo
Reviewed December 5, 2013

Very interesting building - worth a visit. We were in two minds about going to the rotunda - we're British and are surrounded by old universities Edinburgh / Oxford etc - still worth a visit!

1  Thank Donald F
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