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University of Virginia Rotunda Tour

Charlottesville, VA
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The Tour of shame

As a person with a love of history and culture I looked forward to Jefferson’s Rotunda Tour. The... read more

Reviewed 19 February 2018
RonJ999
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Lynchburg, Virginia
Charming - a historical treasure

Surrounded by a buzzing university town, students waking to and from class. Amidst the modern... read more

Reviewed 6 January 2018
salimkeshavjee
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Nairobi Region, Kenya
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Reviewed February 19, 2018

As a person with a love of history and culture I looked forward to Jefferson’s Rotunda Tour. The guide started in the basement with some basic facts, then moved to the main floor and gave a long, long winded talk about the fire of 1895...More

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Reviewed January 6, 2018 via mobile

Surrounded by a buzzing university town, students waking to and from class. Amidst the modern feeling is the history of Thomas Jefferson, the 3rd President of the USA, responsible for the Declaration of Independence, building and designing the University and owner of a plantation run...More

Thank salimkeshavjee
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Reviewed October 6, 2017 via mobile

cant get enough of Jeffersons architectural design. The tour was good but would have liked to hear more about the design and structure of the buildings. not so much about the college students.

1  Thank marykcrosby
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Reviewed September 24, 2017

We visited rotunda many years ago ago and the tour was good then but now the Rotunda looks even more beautiful and well taken care. The quality of the tour depends on who your guide is going to be. Some are from what we heard...More

1  Thank podrozniczka60
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Reviewed August 28, 2017

The Tour of the University of Virginia is excellent particularly for high school students who are perspective college admissions candidates whether they plan on attending UV or not. The tour was given by a Sophomore attending the University which gave it a sense of student...More

Thank 731kennethf
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Reviewed June 11, 2017

Just walking around the campus is beautiful. Cozy benches set all around different areas. Summer school was in session, so students were all over studying. We went into the Rotunda and saw more students in all parts of the building. Lots of history in the...More

Thank Jeannene A
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Reviewed April 29, 2017 via mobile

Our guide for this free tour prefaced our tour by explaining that the student guide service was independent of the University administration and it was not responsible for the content of her commentary. That stance is unfortunate because she took great liberty on her choice...More

6  Thank Marshall M
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Reviewed April 27, 2017

This was a great, free tour of one of the cornerstone buildings of UVa. Very informative and fun. Tour includes the Rotunda and the outside lawn area.

1  Thank lovetennis99
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Reviewed April 10, 2017

Our family did a walking tour with a student guide to learn about Thomas Jefferson's design for the Rotunda and campus at the University of Virginia. We walked about the campus and its early design was explained. Teachers and students would live in close proximity...More

1  Thank Glenda22
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Reviewed March 16, 2017 via mobile

We decided on the self guided tour which was nice. Attendants at the desk were nice and directed us where to go. Building is beautiful and reconstruction. The multi-media tables in the display room were really great for the kids.

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This tour is equally offensive in the summer fall winter and spring... It is worth what you pay $0.00
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