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Historical Charlottesville

The history of Charlottesville is intertwined with that of the nation, through some of our foremost statesmen and national figures such as Thomas Jefferson, James Monroe and James Madison – residents and architects of both a city and a nation.

A visit to Charlottesville is not only an opportunity to immerse oneself in the history of this beautiful, vibrant city, but an opportunity to learn more about the history of our nation.

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Monticello

The home of Thomas Jefferson, the third President of the United States, author of the Declaration of Independence and the Statue for Religious Freedom, and the founder of the University of Virginia.
 
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Ash Lawn-Highland

The home of James Monroe, the fifth President of the United States.
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James Madison's Montpelier

The lifelong home of James Madison, the Father of the Constitution, architect of the Bill of Rights and the fourth President of the United States.
 
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UVA Rotunda and Central Grounds

The original Grounds of the University, including the Rotunda and the Lawn, were designed by Jefferson to be what he called an "Academical Village"
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