Charlottesville Welcome Book Spring Summer 2020 VIRTUAL EDITION

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Attractions & Museums

More Historical Riches After visiting Monticello virtually, head on over to James Monroe’s Highland, the plantation home of our fifth president, James Monroe. Just two-and-a-half miles down the road from Thomas Jefferson’s “Little Mountain,” Highland is a historic presidential residence and working farm with more than 500 acres of land. Right now, visitors are invited to tour the historic presidential residence, explore the amazing boxwood gardens and learn more about President Monroe and his wife, Elizabeth, without even having to step foot on the grounds. When both historical properties open back up, we recommend planning a trip to see both James Monroe’s Highland and Monticello on the same day, so you can also take a lunch break at the 18th-century Michie Tavern, just down the road from Monticello. Established in 1784 by Colonel William Michie, the rustic restaurant features hearty Southern fare and servers in period attire. Another presidential property to explore from home is James Madison’s Montpelier, the home of James and Dolly Madison. The 2,750-acre estate and mansion north of Charlottesville features historic buildings, engaging exhibits, active archeological dig sites and more.

Make a Historic Connection


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Near Jefferson’s Monticello “Get a taste of the 18th century”

SOUTHERN BUFFET Delicious southern fare, lunch served daily 11:15 - 3:30

1784 PUB Enjoy local wines, beers & hard ciders in the oldest section of the tavern Wednesday - Sunday, 12:00 - 7:00 Lunch discounts, shopping, information

Photograph by Gene Runion

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