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Private Civil War History Half-Day Tour
"The tour begins when you are picked up from your departure point by a private air-conditioned vehicle. Your tour guide is award-winning historian Rick Britton and he will give you all the facts of the historical sites that you will see. The highlights in where infamous slave auctions took place. Continue on to see The University of Virginia what once was the headquarter of the Confederate General Hospital. Then on to Rio Hill the site of Albermarle County's only clash of arms.ABOUT YOUR GUIDEA historian of the Old Dominion Rick Britton specializes in 18th and 19th-century Virginia history. His areas of expertise include the American Civil War the life and times of Thomas Jefferson and the history of the central Piedmont. With over 200 published articles and essays under his belt
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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

More Off The Beaten Path in Charlottesville

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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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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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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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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...
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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...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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...
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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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235 West Main Street, Charlottesville, Virginia, 22902, United States
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Top Things to Do in Charlottesville

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Monticello

Monticello was the home of Thomas Jefferson for most of his life. Thomas Jefferson was born in 1743 and died on July 4 1826. He was America’s Third President of the United States, Congressman, Author...
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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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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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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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Meadow Run Mill & General Store

Not far from the Tavern, the Michie family owned and operated a mill and general store. At the turn of the century the mill fell from decay. In order to recreate the Michie's Tovern plantation (which...
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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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