Visitors to James Monroe’s Highland who book the special After Hours at Highland, will be greeted by the fifth president of the United States, played by first-person interpreter Beau Robbins. The hour-long tours, from 4:30 to 5:30, will take place on December 11, 18, 28 and 29, and groups are limited to 16 participants.
That cell phone-free possibility will impress you as you walk along the six hiking trails that circumvent Pine Knot, the same trails TR and his family walked to decompress and explore. Suddenly the red clay and rolling fields visible through the woods adopt a new character for us. This is a setting TR himself fell in love with, and one
UVA students have always worked hard, and by the time the winter holidays arrive, they’ve earned a break from their studies in Charlottesville. In Thomas Jefferson’s time, long before “The Night before Christmas” was a twinkle in author Clement Clarke Moore’s eye, the town would fall quiet and dark (there were no Christmas lights either). For a moment of reflection, let’s