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Albemarle County Court House

501 E Jefferson St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5172
+1 434-972-4083
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Wonderful stroll through history

Albemarle County Courthouse is in the center of historic Court Square. This building and many... read more

Reviewed 2 August 2017
via mobile
Located on the historic Courthouse Square

The buildings located on the courthouse square date from the late colonial period, and provide a... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2016
Charlottesville, Virginia
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501 E Jefferson St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5172
+1 434-972-4083
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Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Albemarle County Courthouse is in the center of historic Court Square. This building and many surrounding ones are lovely, restored buildings dating back to the early 1800's. An historic delight. Three early US presidents - Jefferson, Monroe and Madison - attended meetings in this building....More

Thank GoLeafs85
Reviewed 18 October 2016

The buildings located on the courthouse square date from the late colonial period, and provide a look at life in early Charlottesville and Albemarle County. Across from the courthouse is the place where enslaved people were sold at auction.

1  Thank omyheck
Reviewed 19 August 2016

We enjoyed seeing this historical building and stretching our legs. The building was closed, but we enjoyed the historical significance and were glad we stopped.

Thank Lisa B
Reviewed 11 August 2016

On a stroll Sunday afternoon, i discovered COURT HOUSE SQUARE! Delightful to walk the grounds and read the descriptive signs of history. Some of the surrounding houses are magnificent as well. It was a HOT day but cool under the large trees.Imagined what it was...More

Thank Richard K
Reviewed 14 January 2016

the court house square is a classic remnant of the aesthetics of times past, when jefferson was a lawyer there and the dramatic ride of jack jouett (virginia's paul revere) alerted the virginia legislators holed up in the local tavern that the british were coming.

Thank mimiechouteau
Reviewed 15 November 2015

When I walked around it was closed, however you can appreciate the place this has in American history as so many former presidents have worked here.

Thank stressedfromdownunder
Reviewed 22 April 2015

I have been told that this is the only court in the country where three Presidents of the United States have conducted business - JEFFERSON, MADISON, MONROE. whatever the truth of that little rumor is there is no doubt it is an historic and architectural...More

Thank MDD68
Reviewed 12 May 2013

had an opportunity to visit the court house for my naturalization ceremony ! we were about 80 people with family and friends for the once in a life time ceremony! Security, other professionals were very kind to us and treated every one with dignity ,...More

1  Thank SeshaC
Reviewed 12 August 2012

The court house is not just beautiful to look at from the outside: if you're there during the day, stop in--you'll have to empty your pockets for a security search--and go in and sit down. Inside it maintains the classic simplicity of the 19th century....More

2  Thank ProfessorCharles
Reviewed 26 February 2012

boring-just an old brick building in a boring square of other brick buildings with nothing interesting except maybe somebody or other might have walked here or most likely nearby-maybe

3  Thank JaredVa
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