University of Virginia, Charlottesville

University of Virginia is a renowned center of learning--as well as a prime example of Jeffersonian architecture. The university's layout is a result of Thomas Jefferson's plan to design a stimulating environment for contemplation and intellectual exchange. All the famous parts, such as the Lawn, the Gardens, and the Range, serve this purpose. The centerpiece of the university is the Rotunda, inspired by the Roman Pantheon; it originally housed the university library. Subsequent extensions were carefully made to match Jefferson's original design. Walking tours are available, but you should make an online reservation ahead of time. To visit University of Virginia and get the most from your holiday in Charlottesville, create itinerary details personal to you using our Charlottesville holiday maker site .
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  • Contemporary art museum small but good. Edgar Allen Poe dorm room to view. Lovely but extensive campus to walk around  more »
  • Beautiful Grounds and architecture in the setting of a vibrant town, Charlottesville. You can come for UVA sporting events, wine tastings, walking tours, and a host of wondering dining experiences.  more »
  • We have lived in Charlottesville for over a year now and continue to find our experiences with University of Virginia students, faculty, and staff to be positive. The campus community has a wonderful,...  more »
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