Carter Mountain Orchard Sunset

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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Lighting of the Lawn 2016 - Did You Know?

When tragedy strikes, it hits everybody in both similar and different ways. But one thing is certain - you will always find people coming together to reflect, remember, and re-build. After the September 11 th attacks of 2001, the people of Charlottesville gathered on The Lawn at the University of…

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