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Address: Emmet Street, Charlottesville, VA
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We were there for graduation. The grounds were beautiful, inspiring, and historic. The students were friendly and polite. Awesome place!

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Woodstock, Georgia
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were there for graduation. The grounds were beautiful, inspiring, and historic. The students were friendly and polite. Awesome place!

Thank 51311
United States
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50 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

One of the most beautiful campuses in the United States. The architecture and the history are amazing. The rotunda has been renovated and is sparkling and gorgeous, although I thought it was better in the late 1960's when you could see from the ballroom all the way up to the dome! There is a nice little visitors center in the... More 

Thank Gracey1089
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69 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm not sure why you would go here as a tourist. I just don't really see the big deal. It is just an old college campus.

Thank Daniel R
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The man still walks the grounds in the architecture he so ably provided and the reverence in which he is held by faculty and students alike. A " must do" experience.

Thank Edward H
Waynesboro, VA
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Monticello is mostly original. It showcases life on a plantation and Jefferson's inventive genius. It should be on everybody's bucket list. Get your tickets in advance.

Thank Jack G
Cuyahoga Falls
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81 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived on a rainy Friday morning for our free tour of the university. Other's did not want to brave the weather so we were the only family on the tour! Our guide was fantastic! Very friendly, knowledgeable with great school spirit. This history of the school is so interesting, Thomas Jefferson's involvement was inspiring and the buildings are beautiful.... More 

1 Thank Shannon T
Daytona Beach, Florida
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The school is a nice place to walk around, even if you're not a student or familiar with the area at all. History buffs can pleasure themselves looking at a piece of the Berlin Wall, Edgar Allan Poe's room, and the Rotunda. There isn't much to do around the school, and everything is a bit of a hike. Free parking... More 

1 Thank amp2dc
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54 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice campus, students, and staff; visited for program at Darden. Visit the large bookstore, rotunda, and church. Make sure to visit Monticello.

Thank Greg R
Charlottesville, Virginia
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127 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

OK, let me first say that I have a certain point of view: I'm a faculty member here and have been for thirty years. On the other hand, I have high standards, having degrees from two Ivies and having had tenure at a third before coming here. There is a wonderful esprit de corps, excellent students, faculty members who love... More 

Thank Redlichkeit
Scotia, NY
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56 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped into the bookstore and wandered around the grounds as my wife graduated there over 15 years ago. Still a beautiful campus...especially in the spring!!

Thank BBreslin

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