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University of Virginia

Emmet Street, Charlottesville, VA
+1 434-924-0311
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Private Civil War History Half-Day Tour
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Emmet Street, Charlottesville, VA
+1 434-924-0311
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Nice history and set of buildings. When we understand the dreams of Thomas Jefferson, it’s a perfect connection of the American way of life.

Thank Mario C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We live here and are alumni so knowing it well, navigation is easy. Grounds and library museum are excellent, don’t miss. Parking in Culbreth garage is easy and so is Newcomb Hall. The book store is outstanding and worth a stop to shop. Many arts,...More

Thank Elizabeth S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and daughter went to UVA, and I earned a Master's there. Charlottesville despite outside agitators, is a charming place to visit. Plan to retire there. UVA has many cultural events and opens classes up to adults 65+

Thank Julia C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked around the campus a little to see some of the buildings. If you like history and architecture, this is definitely a place you should check out. When you're on the walkway at the rotunda, if you look up on the mountain (I forget...More

1  Thank David M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best part about the university, was to see the dorms along the Rotunda! Quite charming! Interesting to learn, these dorms have a fireplace, but no indoor plumbing! Must be a cold trip to the bathroom!

Thank 12AJB16
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Rotunda is an architectural gem, with a fascinating exhibition about the founding and construction of the University. The neighbouring college buildings are pleasant, and the students who live there are polite, helpful and friendly. The overall feeling is of a non-stuffy version of an...More

1  Thank GreatProphetZarquon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I toured Virginia and discovered wonderful places to visit that captured our nation's history. We especially enjoyed Uof Virginia's beautiful campus. We highly recommend the tours.

Thank BarbaraRon
Reviewed 14 December 2017

We walked around the UVA campus on a cold and cloudy day in December, but loved it anyway. The overall architecture is beautiful, and there many delights to enjoy all over the campus. We hope to return to Charlottesville at some point and take one...More

Thank Sandy H
Reviewed 30 November 2017 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

1  Thank sensorydeb
Reviewed 28 November 2017

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

Thank grandbison
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Micaela M
3 October 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.
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.
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