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.
The Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of the University of Virginia is the only museum outside of Australia dedicated to Indigenous Australian art. This national center for Aboriginal art in the United States has a collection of more than 1900 objects. It is located on an exquisite, historic location on Pantops mountain.
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.
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.
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.