The Dinsmore House Bed & Breakfast

1211 West Main Street, Charlottesville, Virginia, 22903, United States
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Jefferson Gravesite

by gardengnome

The pictures show a fence around the tombstones in the Jefferson cemetary where he is buried. Is it possible to enter the area to do rubbings of the stones? Thanks!

Re: Jefferson Gravesite

by VA_Dave

I have never seen anyone inside the cemetery during the regular tours of Monticello. Perhaps you can ask for special permission.

My mother was once inside the cemetery to attend the funeral of one of Thomas Jefferson's descendants (my first art teacher) who can still be buried there.

Travel Tips for Charlottesville

Upclass and university city?

by matcrazy1

Looking at numerous small, luxary boutiques, then upclass houses and residencies located around compact downtown and near university as well, I had an impression that Charlottesville is a small (40,000) mostly upclass city with large (20,000) student population which succesfully tried to mingle tradition with modern living.

Thomas Jefferson's town has long been known as one of the best places in America to go to college, and a terrific place to retire. A 2004 Frommer's survey ranked this laid-back kind of place as the No. 1 place to live among 400 U.S. cities. The hills have vineyards and lush horse farms; the town has wine bars and chic fusion-style cooking, plus lots of good cheap student eats.

Fantastic colours of fall trees!

by matcrazy1

Keep your eyes open when you visit Monticello in late October or early November. Walking around the Jefferson's house I've seen a lot of amazing fall trees and even more on the trail back down to the parking lot. My advice is to skip the shuttle down and walk down on foot and to pay a visit to Thomas Jefferson's grave on the way. Close to the Jefferson's house some trees (rare species?) are signed with the name in English and Latin.

In my homecountry (Poland) fall trees look amazing as well but there is one difference. Leaves on each fall tree has almost the same one colour (red or yellow or still green) in Poland while in Virginia there are trees with leaves of different colours on particular branches. Fantastic!

Spherical sundial

by matcrazy1

Most visitors don't pay attention to this device in my picture. It's a spherical sundial indicating apparent solar time. The device was designed by Thomas Jefferson and placed on the North Terrace of Monticello. It was something of a novelty in Jefferson's time and probably the first spherical dial in use in North America.

Walking off the beaten path around Jefferson's house I've found numerous beautiful trees in fall colours and the fish pond. Fish caught in neighbouring streams were kept alive in this pool until needed for table use.

Wintergreen Resort

by 807Wheaton

Wintergreen Resort is nestled on the Eastern slope of the Blue Ridge Mountains. This is a place where the Blue Ridge can be enjoyed year-round. There are ski slopes for winter fun and tennis and two golf courses for summer sports. There is a fabulous spa available 12 months of the year.
This area provides interesting history trips, wine tasting stops and lots of offerings for different seasonal sports.

Monument to great American explorers

by matcrazy1

Walking around Charlotteville's downtown I've found many examples of great local architecures (see my next pictures) and impressive, historic statue of two guys standing on a post placed in the middle of green space of Midway Park. The statue of two Virginians: Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, and Sacagawea was unveiled in 1919.

The Lewis and Clark expedition (1804–1806; over 8000 miles during 28 months) was the first United States overland expedition to the Pacific coast and back, led by Captain Meriwether Lewis and Second Lieutenant William Clark, of the United States Army. It is also known as the Corps of Discovery. Sacagawea was a Shoshone woman who accompanied the Corps of Discovery. Lewis was born near Charlottesville and he was appointed private secretary to President Thomas Jefferson.


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Address: 1211 West Main Street, Charlottesville, Virginia, 22903, United States