The Corner

The Corner

Since the creation of the University of Virginia, The Corner operated as the town’s primary commercial and residential district. Students designated this name after the corner formed by the entrance of U.Va.’s grounds and the main road. For the...
The Rotunda

The Rotunda

Built in 1826, Thomas Jefferson designed the Rotunda as the final and most impressive feature of the Academic Village. Located on The Lawn, the Rotunda serves as the epicenter of the University of Virginia and the symbol of power and education. Jefferson found...
Central Grounds

Central Grounds

The Central Grounds at the University of Virginia include an abundance of historical sites. Designed by Thomas Jefferson as an open rectangle, rather than a single building, the Academic Village is one of the most notable features of the University. This includes The...
Michie Tavern Stores

Michie Tavern Stores

Providing anything from small trinkets to Colonial and Victorian currency, the gift shop supplies memorable souvenirs for any tourist or history buff. If you loved your meal at the tavern, you can purchase an eighteenth century cookbook to recreate the delicious...
Carter Mountain

Carter Mountain

  Carter Mountain, an apple and peach orchard, sits just three miles down the mountain from Monticello. It is a convenient pit stop to watch the sunset after a day at Monticello, and is popular among locals and tourists alike. Carter Mountain reinforces an...
Michie Tavern Blog

Michie Tavern Blog

After a packed day of touring Monticello, look no further than Michie Tavern for a place to unwind and enjoy classic Southern fare. By the afternoon, Michie Tavern is bustling with visitors from Monticello, along with the University of Virginia and the Charlottesville...
Jefferson’s Tombstone

Jefferson’s Tombstone

  After the tours, stop by Thomas Jefferson’s tombstone in the Jefferson family cemetery. The Monticello Association, a community of Thomas Jefferson’s lineal descendants, own the Monticello Graveyard. The cemetery also contains family members of...
Monticello Tours

Monticello Tours

  With a variety of tour options, visitors are sure to find plenty of interesting material to explore at Monticello. Choose to spend around thirty minutes touring the first floor of Monticello or take additional time for extended tours, like the Slavery at...
Starting the Day at Monticello

Starting the Day at Monticello

Monticello provides an abundance of activities that allow for an action-packed and full day. Start your day off by hiking up the two mile scenic Saunders-Monticello Trail or park at the top for close proximity to the visitor center. Take time to watch the video,...
The Market At Grelen

The Market At Grelen

Have you ever visited a new place and felt, maybe a little selfishly, that you are somehow coming home? It’s not deja vu, because you know you’ve never been there before- have never been anywhere like there before- but are immediately, comfortably, at home? Pulling up the drive at the Market at Grelen does that.