Michie Tavern Group Tours
MICHIE TAVERN, located ½ mile below Jefferson’s Monticello, accommodated travelers with food, drink and lodging more than 200 years ago. Today, visitors experience the Tavern’s past through an historical journey which recreates 18th-century tavern life. Servers in period attire offer bountiful COLONIAL MIDDAY FARE. The rustic tavern setting renders a dining experience rich in southern culture and hospitality for families to enjoy. Featured is a buffet of southern fried chicken, marinated baked chicken, hickory-smoked pork barbecue, stewed tomatoes, black-eyed peas, buttermilk biscuits and so much more. Guests may further savor the past through a lively INTERACTIVE TOUR of the oldest section of the Tavern where their 18th century counterparts socialized. A tour of this Virginia Historic Landmark reveals lifestyles and customs of 18th century patrons. Visitors are invited to dance a colonial reel and play tavern games. After a leisurely lunch and tour, guests may enjoy relaxed shopping in FOUR UNIQUE SHOPS – all housed in distinct historic structures. The Tavern-Museum Shop, The Metal Smith Shop, The Clothier and The General Store each provide a one-of-a-kind experience above and beyond plentiful shopping opportunities. Michie Tavern is open daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Midday Fare is offered 11:30 to 3:00 daily and Interactive Tours offered March through October and self-guided tours offered November through February.
Michie Tavern has an adaptable interpretive program. Express your group's interests and our museum staff will adjust our program to accommodate their wishes
We are flexible. We understand that time schedules are not an exact science. We will gladly extend or shorten our tour to fit your group's time constraints