Bold innovation and unmatched tradition walk hand-in-hand alongside an abundance of natural beauty and intellectual challenges. The lands of Charlottesville and Albemarle County are still infused with the revolutionary ideals of the founding fathers who once called it home. Here you can walk in the footsteps of Thomas Jefferson, both at his home of Monticello and at his beloved University of Virginia. Or you can make your very own trail toward experiences encompassing the very best that this remarkable setting has to offer. Come and experience for yourself why Charlottesville is the one place where you can pursue life's greatest pleasures.
No trip to Charlottesville and Albemarle County is complete without a visit to its five historical gems:
(b) the Grounds of the University of Virginia,
(c) Ash Lawn-Highland,
(d) Historic Court Square and Michie Tavern, ca. 1784.
Each of them has was involved in the history of the nation, and their tours, special events, and educational programs ensure that the spirits of the past remains vibrant today.
Charlottesville Albemarle Convention & Visitors Bureau sells the Presidents' Pass, a combination discounted ticket for touring Monticello, Ash Lawn-Highland, and Michie Tavern, ca. 1784 Museum.
Furthermore, Charlottesville's and Albemarle County's rich cultural, natural, and artistic history is reflected in its first-rate museums, galleries, wineries, shops, and parks dispersed throughout the area.