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University of Virginia

Emmet Street, Charlottesville, VA
+1 434-924-0311
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Emmet Street, Charlottesville, VA
+1 434-924-0311
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Reviewed yesterday

We found our tour of the University very interesting. Rich history and the origin of this teaching institution were explained by the guide. A lot of new details. Thomas Jefferson's role in the creation of "plans for a new college" was emphasized. Especially in the...More

Thank podrozniczka60
Reviewed 2 days ago

Always feels like home. Attended in the '70's. Most of the old buildings still there. The area called "the Lawn" is beautiful and hasn't noticeably changed in the last half century. It still meets Thomas Jefferson's standard as an academic community for the exchange of...More

Thank V1149HKrobertg
Reviewed 4 days ago

We took the 2 pm historical tour and learned above and beyond our expectations about the creation and building of the university. It was the first nonreligious university in our country. Some of the history is not all to be proud of but the current...More

1  Thank grneyes56
Reviewed 6 days ago

this is the best place in the world. I made a lot of friends for life time here, calm and lovely grounds.

Thank teresaamy2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took a last minute drive by the university campus before we head out of the town. Looks a quiet yet charming university. Worth a visit

1  Thank sandachina
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I knew that UVA was designed by Thomas Jefferson, and the campus buildings are very beautiful with a little of the Monticello flavor woven into UVA. We did just a driving tour so to that extent it is like visiting other major campuses.

Thank PriorityBob
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoyed walking around the campus and reading up on the history that UVA is known for. The buildings are incredible. Wear comfortable shoes so you can enjoy yourself as you take in the charm of this university!!

Thank wcgibson
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yes he owned slaves. But did you know he was not allowed to free them as long as he owed creditors based on the then Virginia Law!! He is still the founding father of the declaration. So think of the times he was in. He...More

Thank drmojo48
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The University of Virginia was built by slaves and had slaves working at the campus until the Civil War. Coming from being the University of a slave state and the home of Robert E. Lee it now has an enlightened view of current society. The...More

Thank 731kennethf
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did a self-tour of UVA and were wowed by the scenic campus. We toured the Chapel, the Rotunda (what a great place to study), as well as the Academical Village. Had the weather been better we would've liked to see more of the campus,...More

Thank Jessica H
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4 July 2016|
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Response from Amy C | Reviewed this property |
You do not need to make a reservation. You just need to show up at the gallery at the scheduled times. You can find the tour times and location on the college website.
19 April 2016|
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Response from Kazoo2014 | Reviewed this property |
The campus is well worth walking around and like others stated you don't need a tour however if there is one going on I would just jump in and listen to the guide as they offer a lot of great historical information about the... More
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15 February 2016|
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Response from jack_et_jill | Reviewed this property |
2-3 hrs will not be enough to enjoy uva without help. The campus is very beautiful. You might need to check with the admission office and do one of the introductory visits that some of the volunteering students might be... More