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Emmet Street, Charlottesville, VA
+1 434-924-0311
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“beautiful campus” (189 reviews)
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Emmet Street, Charlottesville, VA
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had an excellent tour with an undergrad who was very knowledgeable about both the history of UVA and what is currently happening at the University. This is one of only two UNESCO university sites. Well worth a visit to see Jefferson’s vision of higher...More

Thank sensorydeb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely walk through the campus. Especially enjoyed seeing and reading about Edgar Allen Poe's room which he occupied for a year.

Thank grandbison
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even though I won’t be in university for a while, I was thoroughly impressed by UVA. I went on the college tour, which is really for people looking at UVA, but I was just a tourist. Our guide Eric was fantastic and it was very...More

Thank Mateo S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful weather and a beautiful campus w friendly students and staff made our visit very enjoyable. Even if not looking at UVA and going on a college tour, it would be hard to not enjoy and be impressed with UVA and the area around it....More

1  Thank PIFD
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I visited the campus of UV. This university is located in a beautiful part of Virginia and the campus is just beautiful. Well woth the visit.

Thank zmanNewJersey
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My visit to the UVA campus was totally spontaneous – a way to spend a lovely afternoon after flying in to visit my cousin in Staunton. I’d been to Monticello on past trips, knew that UVA also bore Jefferson’s architectural imprint, and had seen a...More

1  Thank Bravaencore
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Okay, so they are a bit too impressed with themselves and a bit smug about some aspects of the school they claim to be distinctive but it is hard to argue with their track record. The tour guide was candid in admitting some of the...More

Thank PeterOakfarm
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The University of Virginia was founded and designed by Thomas Jefferson. The campus is lovely and original buildings are still present and the whole is an architectural gem. I would suggest that you take the free Trolley around to the second campus stop, just after...More

1  Thank jimtons
Reviewed November 1, 2017 via mobile

We were driving north from NC and after visiting Appomattox we decided to go to UVA. It was a good decision. The campus is pretty and well laid out. We were offered a guide to a walking tour which was great. The students we spoke...More

Thank Paul V
Reviewed October 31, 2017

The Lawn is an impressive long open area-like an extended quad on many campuses. Learned that there are dorm rooms right on the Lawn for accomplished students. Since we went just weeks after the August incident in Charlottesville, there were signs everywhere against racial hate....More

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Micaela M
October 2, 2017|
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Response from Jessica H | Reviewed this property |
The tour is not necessary. You can definitely appreciate the architecture without it. I'd say tour is more for prospective students.
July 4, 2016|
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Response from Amy C | Reviewed this property |
You do not need to make a reservation. You just need to show up at the gallery at the scheduled times. You can find the tour times and location on the college website.
April 18, 2016|
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Response from Kazoo2014 | Reviewed this property |
The campus is well worth walking around and like others stated you don't need a tour however if there is one going on I would just jump in and listen to the guide as they offer a lot of great historical information about the... More