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University of Virginia

Emmet Street, Charlottesville, VA
+1 434-924-0311
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Emmet Street, Charlottesville, VA
+1 434-924-0311
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We were there for graduation. The grounds were beautiful, inspiring, and historic. The students were friendly and polite. Awesome place!

Thank 51,311
Reviewed 4 days ago

One of the most beautiful campuses in the United States. The architecture and the history are amazing. The rotunda has been renovated and is sparkling and gorgeous, although I thought it was better in the late 1960's when you could see from the ballroom all...More

Thank Gracey1089
Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm not sure why you would go here as a tourist. I just don't really see the big deal. It is just an old college campus.

Thank Daniel R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The man still walks the grounds in the architecture he so ably provided and the reverence in which he is held by faculty and students alike. A " must do" experience.

Thank Edward H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Monticello is mostly original. It showcases life on a plantation and Jefferson's inventive genius. It should be on everybody's bucket list. Get your tickets in advance.

Thank Jack G
Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived on a rainy Friday morning for our free tour of the university. Other's did not want to brave the weather so we were the only family on the tour! Our guide was fantastic! Very friendly, knowledgeable with great school spirit. This history of...More

1  Thank Shannon T
Reviewed 1 week ago

The school is a nice place to walk around, even if you're not a student or familiar with the area at all. History buffs can pleasure themselves looking at a piece of the Berlin Wall, Edgar Allan Poe's room, and the Rotunda. There isn't much...More

1  Thank amp2dc
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice campus, students, and staff; visited for program at Darden. Visit the large bookstore, rotunda, and church. Make sure to visit Monticello.

Thank Greg R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

OK, let me first say that I have a certain point of view: I'm a faculty member here and have been for thirty years. On the other hand, I have high standards, having degrees from two Ivies and having had tenure at a third before...More

Thank Redlichkeit
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped into the bookstore and wandered around the grounds as my wife graduated there over 15 years ago. Still a beautiful campus...especially in the spring!!

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Where do you go to sign up for a guided tour of the University?
4 July 2016|
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Response from Amy C | Reviewed this property |
You do not need to make a reservation. You just need to show up at the gallery at the scheduled times. You can find the tour times and location on the college website.
Where do you go if you want a tour, not as a possible parent of a student but just interested in the history of the campus? What about the town of Charlottesville? Thanks.
18 April 2016|
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Response from Kazoo2014 | Reviewed this property |
The campus is well worth walking around and like others stated you don't need a tour however if there is one going on I would just jump in and listen to the guide as they offer a lot of great historical information about the... More
Heather C
If we don't have the luxury of time and money to see Monticello, what might our family be able to see for free at the University of Virginia in 2-3 hours that would most help us have a fuller grasp of Jefferson? Our children are 5, 7, 10, and 12, and we will be passing through Charlottesville at the end of June 2016.
15 February 2016|
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Response from jack_et_jill | Reviewed this property |
2-3 hrs will not be enough to enjoy uva without help. The campus is very beautiful. You might need to check with the admission office and do one of the introductory visits that some of the volunteering students might be... More