Back in the days of Thomas Jefferson, Charlottesville was the place to be.
He and other presidents have since left their marks, but this quaint town is still full of fun adventures begging to be discovered by you. Just like Jefferson, you too can explore on foot everything Charlottesville has to offer.
For the biography buff, you can find your passions in the Albemarle County Courthouse, where Jefferson, Madison and Monroe were frequent visitors, or leap back in time with over 3,500 books, photographs, and historic artifacts found in the library and museum of the Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society.
The aesthetically fascinated will love the galleries and gift shop of the McGuffey Art Center and its Second Street Gallery & Shop, which provides Central Virginia with access to the best of national and regional contemporary art.
Treat yourself to traditional and authentic Italian treats from the contemporary Splendora's Gelato Café. Ardent shoppers who appreciate unique shopping and dining may enjoy the downtown brick pedestrian mall.
The Virginia Discovery Museum encourages learning, fun and creative play - the perfect place for a family time-out!
Last Updated: 12/9/2016