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University of Virginia

Emmet Street, Charlottesville, VA
+1 434-924-0311
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Emmet Street, Charlottesville, VA
+1 434-924-0311
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took a free trolley ride through parts of the campus. All the buildings are brick. I saw the Rotunda, the football stadium, various dorms (beautiful architecture) and classroom buildings. The grounds are very attractive.

Thank 622eagle
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took the free trolley from downtown Charlottesville to the university. There is so much history of Thomas Jefferson within the rotunda. The students conduct tours during the day. Another nearby stop is the chapel. Very nice.

Thank nansker
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thomas Jefferson's legacy to Virginia and the Nation is " The University" of Virginia. Walking the grounds and touring the "lawn," the original residential area, is quite special. When visiting the Charlottesville area you should definitely take the time to visit. But beware, parking is...More

Thank William L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just on the edge of town this was a good place for us to stay for a two night stopover. Well appointed room and free parking. It was a good base to use for visits to Monticello and surrounds. We also visited the Trump Winery...More

Thank Tony H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I spent an early morning walking about the campus. The Rotunda is magnificent and there are lot of interesting architectural gems hidden around the campus.

Thank random_musings
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited on a rainy day, and missed the guided tour. We visited the Rotunda, but did not find any information about it, no handouts, signs, films or self guided tour information. The chapel was not open, so we did not see that. Make sure...More

Thank Ron D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

How amazing to walk in these beautiful buildings and gardens, on the same staircases walked by Jefferson, Poe, and other historic figures. The restoration of the Rotunda is beautifully done. The museum on the second floor is a must-see. Don't miss the murals in the...More

Thank kmsmolen
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Take the time to spend a few hours roaming the grounds of this historic college founded by Thomas Jefferson. There is a free shuttle that can transport you around the campus and into the historic area of downtown Charlottesville. It's easily located off Highway 64....More

Thank Leslie R
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Love UVAs baseball stadium. Every seat offers s great view. And they are expanding when season ends. Fans are pleasant and golf carts run regularly assisting anyone who needs the ride

Thank Sharon M
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

In town for a college information session and tour. The day was a picture perfect spring day. The campus was beautiful. We just saw the highlights with the our tour guide. We would love to come back and wander around more.

Thank ticoalra
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Where do you go to sign up for a guided tour of the University?
4 July 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.
Where do you go if you want a tour, not as a possible parent of a student but just interested in the history of the campus? What about the town of Charlottesville? Thanks.
18 April 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
Heather C
If we don't have the luxury of time and money to see Monticello, what might our family be able to see for free at the University of Virginia in 2-3 hours that would most help us have a fuller grasp of Jefferson? Our children are 5, 7, 10, and 12, and we will be passing through Charlottesville at the end of June 2016.
15 February 2016|
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Response from jack_et_jill | Reviewed this property |
2-3 hrs will not be enough to enjoy uva without help. The campus is very beautiful. You might need to check with the admission office and do one of the introductory visits that some of the volunteering students might be... More