Visit Charlottesville, USA
Charlottesville is one of the jewels of Virginia, possessing some of the finest examples of early American architecture in the state, such as Monticello, Thomas Jefferson's mountaintop home.
Charlottesville is one of the jewels of Virginia, possessing some of the finest examples of early American architecture in the state.
Its historic centre around pedestrianised Main Street, is shaded by magnificent magnolias, making the town a delightful place to stroll.
Thomas Jefferson, who made his home in Charlottesville, took great pride in founding the University of Virginia here, a building that was modelled on the Pantheon and completed in 1821. Today it is recognised as one of the country's most accomplished pieces of architecture.
Perhaps the greatest attraction in Charlottesville, however, is Monticello, Thomas Jefferson's magnificent mountaintop home. President Monroe's home, Ash Lawn-Highland, was built so that he could see Monticello from his front porch whilst President Madison's home, Montpelier, also lies nearby, just 20 miles north of the town.
Suggested itineraries featuring Charlottesville
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Places near Charlottesville
- Front Royal 64 miles away
- Richmond 67 miles away
- Roanoke 96 miles away
- Washington DC 99 miles away
- Williamsburg 111 miles away
- Annapolis 126 miles away
- Baltimore 133 miles away
- St. Michael's 133 miles away
- Gettysburg 142 miles away
- Raleigh 157 miles away
- Virginia Beach 160 miles away
- Winston Salem 166 miles away
- Lancaster 182 miles away
- Philadelphia 223 miles away
- Charlotte 235 miles away
- Wilmington 265 miles away
- Asheville 282 miles away
Accommodation choices for Charlottesville
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