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Please click the link below for updates regarding the operations of our visitor centers. You will also find the latest updates regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19). Face coverings are required in all public spaces.

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Holiday Shopping for Kids

Locally owned toy stores offer some of the most dazzling storefronts and cheerful interiors in town. We're lucky that so many do business here in Charlottesville and Albemarle County! Across the board, these stores exude positive energy and prioritize the safety of their customers above all. Whether…

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The Holidays at Monticello, Highland, & Montpelier

The estates of former presidents Thomas Jefferson, James Monroe, and James Madison take on new life for the holiday season. This is the time to see them, if you haven’t already! Each offer free tours, discounts, and special offers during the holiday season. Take advantage! Monticello Monticello…

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5 Insider Guided Tours (& a Contest!)

Most travelers who visit central Virginia plan to tour Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello and James Madison’s Highland, both located in Albemarle County just minutes from Charlottesville’s downtown pedestrian mall. Here are five additional guided tours that will give you a different perspective of the…

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5 Antiquing Hot Spots in the Charlottesville Area!

If my record collection could talk, it would tell you that I love two things: Paul McCartney and antiquing. I often spend my Saturdays wandering around Charlottesville searching for records and vintage dresses, along with the hundreds of other random and unique knick-knacks that I never knew I…

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