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University of Virginia Tours

Established by former president and U.S. founding father Thomas Jefferson, the University of Virginia is consider one of America’s top public schools, on par with private Ivy League institutions. But whether you attended here or not, a visit to the school offers a chance to walk in the footsteps of Jefferson, not to mention James Madison and James Monroe, who were the school’s first rectors. Interesting sites include the Rotunda, a world heritage site that Jefferson designed as a library; the Academical Village, where Jefferson-era scholars lived and studied; and the Pavilion Gardens, which Jefferson envisioned as a space both functional, for growing food, and beautiful, for quiet reflection.

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Free guided tours of the Rotunda and the lawn are offered throughout the year, with tours meeting daily, except for around Thanksgiving, Christmas and Spring Break, at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m., and 4 p.m. inside the Rotunda's main entrance.

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Private Civil War History Half-Day Tour, Charlottesville, null

Private Civil War History Half-Day Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Half-day excursion into central Virginia’s Civil War past with award-winning historian Rick Britton. Hear how Charlottesville helped the Confederate war ...  Read more

Location: Charlottesville, Virginia
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $105.00

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