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Private Winery Tours in Charlottesville
"Choose the perfect vehicle to accommodate your group and then be picked up at your hotel. Find a seat and with complimentary bottled water and a cooler and ice for your wine relax as you are driven through Charlottesville.Arrive at your first winery Jefferson Vineyard. Sample the modern viticulture created by this vineyard located between two presidential homes. Next visit Blenheim Vineyards where you have a selection of wines made from the piedmont landscape. After Blenheim Vineyards
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Private Winery Tours in Charlottesville
"Choose the perfect vehicle to accommodate your group and then be picked up at your hotel. Find a seat and with complimentary bottled water and a cooler and ice for your wine relax as you are driven through Charlottesville.Arrive at your first winery Jefferson Vineyard. Sample the modern viticulture created by this vineyard located between two presidential homes. Next visit Blenheim Vineyards where you have a selection of wines made from the piedmont landscape. After Blenheim Vineyards
From $325.00
 
Private Crozet Winery Tours
"Select the perfect vehicle to accommodate your group and then be picked up at your hotel to begin your round-trip transportation for your private 5-hour tour. Make yourself comfortable in the vehicle stocked with bottled water and a cooler with ice for your wine and then be driven to your first vineyard.Start your day at White Hall Vineyards an award-winning winery with an exceptional selection of wine. Visit Stinson Vineyard next for a tasting of wines with a distinct French influence. Then go to Glass House Winery a unique
From $325.00

More Off The Beaten Path in Charlottesville

Spherical sundial

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...
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matcrazy1
Apr 04, 2011

Monument to great American explorers

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...
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matcrazy1
Apr 04, 2011

Simeon

On the way to Jefferson vineyards I stopped for a while in a settlement called Simeon to visit a church built in 1892 - Saint Luke's Episcopal Chapel. But doors were closed in the late afternoon....
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matcrazy1
Apr 04, 2011

Hike to Monticello

The Saunders Monticello Trail at the base of Jefferson's little mountain is a gorgeous easy hike or even bike ride. We found it at...
annwaters
Sep 25, 2010

Brewery & hops farm

Blue Mountain Brewery is a must-do. This new brewery at the gorgeous foothills of the Blue Ridge. You can enjoy great food and take a tour of the microbrew in Afton, right between Charlottesville and...
annwaters90
Jul 14, 2009

University buildings off the beaten path

Most visitors to University of Virginia visit the Rotunda which is a must-to-see. Apart from that I took a walk around university grounds including the area located north of main University Avenue....
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matcrazy1
Sep 10, 2006
 
 
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Confederate Heroes Remembered

Lee Park contains all of the land bounded by Jefferson Street, First Street N.E., Market Street and Second Street N.E. (map here).Imposing, equastrian Robert Edward Lee Monument dominates the park...
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Sep 09, 2006

Classical architecture

Walking around Charlottesville's downtown I've found a few impressive buildings in classical style. Well, copying classical ancient temples is a worldwide custom, not only American. They are pit up to...
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matcrazy1
Sep 09, 2006

Architecture off the beaten path

As usual, in especially smaller American cities and towns, I took at least 30 min. walk without a map (next time I'll use GPS not to get lost :-) just to see what's around the corner. In...
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matcrazy1
Sep 09, 2006

Jefferson's grave

Thomas Jefferson died on July 4, 1826 - exactly on the fiftieth anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence - and is burried at Monticello with other members of his family in fenced,...
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matcrazy1
Sep 09, 2006

Flowers of Monticello

Walking around the West Lawn of Jefferson's house in Monticello I amazed colorful flowers in bloom in late October. Well, there are more blooming flowers in April, May, I am sure but... those I was...
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matcrazy1
Sep 05, 2006

Fantastic colours of fall trees!

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...
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matcrazy1
Sep 05, 2006

Top 5 unusual Charlottesville

1) Hogswaller Neighborhood/Livestock Market/Woolen Mills tour: This is an unusual part of the town. Check out the livestock market on Saturday Afternoons. Park on Franklin St (on google maps), where...
Quasdanovic
Oct 13, 2005

Wintergreen Resort

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...
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807Wheaton
Jul 16, 2005

Top Hotels in Charlottesville

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235 West Main Street, Charlottesville, Virginia, 22902, United States
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200 Ednam Dr, Charlottesville, Virginia, 22903, United States
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1309 West Main Street, Charlottesville, Virginia, 22903, United States
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990 Hilton Heights Road, Charlottesville, Virginia, 22901, United States
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Top Things to Do in Charlottesville

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Monticello

Daily, year-round Tours run throughout the day. Get an intimate look at the extraordinary house Thomas Jefferson built and furnished for himself and his family. See the furnishings, art, books,...
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Ash Lawn Highland

The marker reads: This estate was the home of James Monroe, fifth president of the United States. In 1793, James and Elizabeth Kortright Monroe purchased 1,000 acres adjoining Jefferson's Monticello....
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University of Virginia

The University of Virginia is the heart of Charlottesville. It sprawls out on the western edge of the town, with a huge campus and plenty of Palladian architecture. The university is a UNESCO World...
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Michie Tavern

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...
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Downtown Mall

This is what a pedestrian mall should be. It's lined with shops and restaurants, safe, centrally located, and very attractive. The Paramount Theatre offers live show, while the Regal Cinema has...
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Montpelier

James Madison, the fourth President, is best remembered as the main author of the Federalist Papers. Having studied the history of republics through the ages, he recommended a system of government...
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Top 5 Charlottesville Writers

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"The best place to live in the USA?"
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Yaqui

"~Charlottesville~"
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Hopkid

"This is Thomas Jefferson Country..."
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Ewingjr98

"Jefferson's Charlottesville"
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von.otter

"Charlottesville, Main Attractions, Three of Them"
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