Our claim to fame is Monticello, the home of Thomas Jefferson. Anyone visiting Charlottesville should put this house and garden tour on the top of their list of things to do while they are in town. Meticulously restored and maintained, Jefferson would be proud that his home (which is on the back of the nickel!) remains an influential architectural piece of history. Visit our tab, Historic Sites for details on how to spend your day at Monticello.
Did you know that Virginia is 5th in wine production in the nation? We are certainly doing our best in the surrounding areas of Charlottesville where we have over 30 vineyards! Explore the Monticello Wine Trail and take advantage of the special events that the vineyards offer. Venture out on your own or chose one of several touring companies where someone else does the navigating and the driving! Combine the vineyards with the breweries and cideries for an eclectic afternoon!
The University of Virginia is in the heart of Charlottesville and brings sports, lectures, music and over 21,000 students to our town. Founded by Thomas Jefferson, The University is not to be missed when visiting as the campus is stunning architecturally. The Rotunda is under renovations right now however there is plenty more to see! The Special Collections Library holds more than 16 million objects of historic, literary and book arts just to name a few. The Virginia Cavalier's men's and women's teams enjoy top standings in the sports of baseball, basketball, football, soccer, tennis and lacrosse.