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Address: 501 East Jefferson Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902
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+1 434-972-4083

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Located on the historic Courthouse Square

The buildings located on the courthouse square date from the late colonial period, and provide a look at life in early Charlottesville and Albemarle County. Across from the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 October 2016
Charlottesville, Virginia
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The buildings located on the courthouse square date from the late colonial period, and provide a look at life in early Charlottesville and Albemarle County. Across from the courthouse is the place where enslaved people were sold at auction.

Thank omyheck
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

We enjoyed seeing this historical building and stretching our legs. The building was closed, but we enjoyed the historical significance and were glad we stopped.

Thank Lisa B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

On a stroll Sunday afternoon, i discovered COURT HOUSE SQUARE! Delightful to walk the grounds and read the descriptive signs of history. Some of the surrounding houses are magnificent as well. It was a HOT day but cool under the large trees.Imagined what it was like 200 years ago as a new facility. Anxious to spend some added time in... More 

Thank Richard K
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016

the court house square is a classic remnant of the aesthetics of times past, when jefferson was a lawyer there and the dramatic ride of jack jouett (virginia's paul revere) alerted the virginia legislators holed up in the local tavern that the british were coming.

Thank mimiechouteau
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2015

When I walked around it was closed, however you can appreciate the place this has in American history as so many former presidents have worked here.

Thank stressedfromdownunder
Charlottesville, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2015

I have been told that this is the only court in the country where three Presidents of the United States have conducted business - JEFFERSON, MADISON, MONROE. whatever the truth of that little rumor is there is no doubt it is an historic and architectural gem from the 18th century. It is still a working court house so not much... More 

Thank MDD68
Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2013

had an opportunity to visit the court house for my naturalization ceremony ! we were about 80 people with family and friends for the once in a life time ceremony! Security, other professionals were very kind to us and treated every one with dignity , respect and compassion. job well done !

1 Thank SeshaC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2012

The court house is not just beautiful to look at from the outside: if you're there during the day, stop in--you'll have to empty your pockets for a security search--and go in and sit down. Inside it maintains the classic simplicity of the 19th century. And to baffle the constitutionalists, it's where Jefferson went for religious services. Around the park... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2012

boring-just an old brick building in a boring square of other brick buildings with nothing interesting except maybe somebody or other might have walked here or most likely nearby-maybe

3 Thank JaredVa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2012

Not to be missed while in Charlottesville. The building is a treasure and so well preserved.

2 Thank Nick P

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