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MONTICELLO

The primary home of Thomas Jefferson – third President of the United States and author of the Declaration of Independence – Monticello is rich with history and unique architecture. A UNESCO World Heritage site, Monticello is a must see.

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MICHIE TAVERN

A Virginia Historic Landmark MICHIE TAVERN, located ½ mile below Jefferson’s Monticello, accommodated travelers with food, drink and lodging more than 200 years ago. Today, visitors experience the Tavern’s past through an historical journey which recreates 18th-century tavern life.

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UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA

The University of Virginia is a top tier public university. On the University Grounds, Thomas Jefferson’s Academical Village is designated a U.S. National Historic Landmark District and (along with Monticello) a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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DOWNTOWN MALL

In the heart of Charlottesville the downtown mall is one of the longest outdoor pedestrian malls in the country. Considered one of the finest urban parks in the country, the downtown mall is lined with shops, restaurants, and civic attractions, including the historic renovated Paramount Theater.

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JAMES MADISON’S MONTPELIER

Montpelier was the home of President James Madison, the Father of the Constitution and Architect of the Bill of Rights, and Dolley Madison, America’s first “First Lady.” The Montpelier estate features the historic home and grounds, gardens, historic buildings, exhibitions and tours, archaeological sites, and 8+ miles of walking trails.

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JAMES MONROE’S HIGHLAND

James Monroe’s Highland is an historic site with a new story to tell. America’s fifth president lived at Highland with his family, including wife Elizabeth Kortright Monroe, from 1799 to 1823. They owned the property even longer (from 1793 to 1826). Between a fire that destroyed the main residence and enhancements by later owners, mystery and misunderstanding surrounded the site for years.

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