Michie Tavern, Charlottesville

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  • Michie Tavern, May 2009
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    Michie Tavern 1784

    by Yaqui Updated Jul 17, 2011

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    Established in 1784 by Scotsman William Michie, served as the social center of its community and accommodated travelers with food, drink and lodging. In 1927, the Tavern was moved 17 miles to its present location close to Monticello. Today, visitors can enjoy encountering the Tavern's past, which creates its 18th century life. They have a lovely restaurant, gift shop and a mini musuem. They also give tours, so you'll need to check when you visit here.

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    DINE AT HISTORIC MICHIE TAVERN

    by VeronicaG Updated Nov 2, 2005

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    Dining where the founding fathers did!

    Once you finish your tour of Monticello, plan on dining at historic Michie Tavern. It was first established in 1784 by a Scot named William Michie. The tavern, once a rest stop for travelers, is still operating and serving good food. Your server will be dressed in colonial garb, too! Try the Southern Buffet which includes Fried Chicken and Barbequed Pork.

    Hours for the restaurant are 11:15 am-3:30 pm Apr.-Oct. and 11:30 am-3:00 pm Nov.-Mar.

    Guests can dine, tour the tavern then visit the general store and gift shop whose operating hours are from 9-5 p.m. The general store and gift shop have wonderful things! Our grandson bought some genuine confederate coins to add to his collection.

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    Michie Tavern

    by seagoingJLW Written Apr 13, 2003

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    Michie's Tavern

    The tavern was established in 1784 by William Michie, a Scotsman. In the old days, taverns were not only a place to eat, drink and sleep. They also served as a center of the community.

    Michie Tavern's upstairs Assembly Room once served as a ballroom, schoolroom, a place to worship, and for extra sleeping quarters.

    Visitors experience the Tavern's past through an historical journey which recreates life when Mr. Michie operated his Inn. During the afternoons, April through October, visitors may be invited to dance the Virginia Reel in the Assembly Room, drink an 18th-century tavern punch or write with a quill pen. After visiting the original Inn, the tour continues through the Tavern's dependent outbuildings and the Virginia Wine Museum.

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    Michie Tavern: A Tour

    by von.otter Updated Nov 26, 2009

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    “Our country may be likened to a new house. We lack many things, but we possess the most precious of all — liberty!”
    — James Monroe (1758-1831)

    Scotsman William Michie (pronounced the Scottish way: Micky) founded Michie Tavern in 1784. In addition to serving as the social center of the community it also provided travelers with food, drink and lodging. In 1927, the Tavern was moved 17 miles from its original sight to its present location, closer to Monticello.

    Tours are offered of the oldest section of Michie Tavern. Our tour guide was very good.

    The past times and lives of 18th-century residents of this area come alive through this interactive tour, which includes the Colonial Reel. One of the most interesting points was at the end of the tour, in the former kitchen, when the guide passed around tea that had been a compressed into a thin “tablet”. This is how tea was shipped from China to the rest of the world.

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    by doug48 Written May 27, 2011

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    the historic michie tavern dates back to 1784. today michie tavern is a restaurant serving southern cuisine in a colonial setting. they offer a very good southern lunch buffet. michie tavern is worth a stop when visiting monticello and ash lawn.

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    Michie Tavern

    by Tom_Fields Written Sep 17, 2007
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    During the colonial era, and for years afterward, the tavern was a place to eat, socialize, and maybe spend the night. First opened by William Michie in 1784, this tavern was moved here in 1927. Meals are still served.

    Tour guides show visitors around. You may photograph anything inside or out. Be sure to examine the authentic 18th century map, in the Assembly Room upstairs. Also, check out the buildings in the back--the log kitchen, smokehouse, outhouse, and spring house.

    It's open year round, from 9 am to 5 pm. The General Store is open from 9:30 until 5:30. The President's Pass covers this, Monticello, and Ashlawn-Highland (and can be purchased at the nearby Visitors Center).

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