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Discover Gordonsville Formerly a prosperous railroad junction and the center of commerce for Orange County, this quaint town, officially named Gordonsville in 1813, is northeast of Charlottesville. Beautiful historic homes, churches and businesses surround the town’s historic Main Street. Just 19 miles from Charlottesville, Downtown Gordonsville, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, offers shops, restaurants and historic sites. While walking down its streets, shoppers can visit a plethora of charming specialty boutiques and shops with everything from high fashion and jewelry to housewares, art work and artisan goods. Love antiques? The town is also home to a variety of wonderful antique collectors. You are sure to find something great! While downtown, visit the Exchange Hotel Civil War Medical Museum and learn about how a once-lavish hotel that greeted railroad travelers was transformed into a hospital during the Civil War. Gordonsville is also home to an array of restaurants, from famous southern barbeque to elegant French restaurants. Love wine? Enjoy a short scenic drive to nearby vineyards for tastings, stunning views and unique events. Beautiful inns also make for a lovely getaway and offer charming southern ambiance.
Sara’s Jewel Box
Offering wearable art handcrafted by female artisans from imaginative blends of materials and methods – for that finishing touch! Distinctive combinations of metals, glass, beads and stones inspire notice and comments wherever you wear them. 107 S Main Street, Gordonsville (540) 832-3076 • Mon-Sat 11am-5pm 22
Our thoughtfully curated selection of locally made artisan foods, wines and craft beverages will make your luxury gift uniquely Charlottesville. 4416 Ivy Commons, Charlottesville email@example.com
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