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Charlottesville, Virginia, USA

Attractions in Charlottesville, Virginia

Amusements

  • Bounce Play-n-Create
    127 Seminole Court, Charlottesville, VA 22901
    Seminole Square Shopping Center
    434-973-1111, Open daily for open play, Bounce Play-n-Create provides "children a place to crawl, slide, bounce and paint no matter what the weather." more info

Historic Homes & Buildings

  • Courthouse Historic District
    Located in Downtown Charlottesville
    434-977-1783, "Significant for its diversity of 19th-century governmental, commercial, residential, and industrial architecture," this area "preserves the atmosphere of a... more info  map

  • Edgar Allan Poe's Room
    13 West Range, Charlottesville, VA 22903
    Located at The University of Virginia
    434-977-1783, Edgar Allan Poe's room has been restored to the early 19th century time period, when he was a student at the University of Virginia from February to December 1826. more info  map

  • Highland
    2050 James Monroe Parkway, Charlottesville, VA 22902
    434-293-8000, The official residence of the fifth President of the United States, James Monroe and his wife, Elizabeth Kortright Monroe, from 1799 to 1823. A 40-minute, guided tour... more info  map

  • Monticello, The Home of Thomas Jefferson
    931 Thomas Jefferson Parkway, Charlottesville, VA 22902
    434-249-7528, "A National Historic Landmark and the only house in the United States designated a UNESCO World Heritage site," Monticello has been maintained and kept open to the... more info  map

Historic Sites & Monuments

  • Maplewood Cemetery
    425 Maple Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902
    Maplewood Cemetery is Charlottesville's oldest public cemetery. Maplewood's oldest gravestone belongs to Lettitia Shelby, the mother of Kentucky's first governor who... more info  map

  • Oakwood Cemetery
    1st Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902
    "Oakwood Cemetery is the one of the oldest public cemeteries in Charlottesville." more info  map

Libraries & Research Centers

  • Crozet Library
    2020 Library Avenue, Crozet, VA 22932
    434-823-4050, The Crozet Library is normally open on Mondays and Tuesdays from 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Wednesdays, and 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Thursday... more info

Museums & Galleries

  • Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia
    155 Rugby Road, Charlottesville, VA 22904
    The Thomas H. Bayly Memorial Building
    434-924-3592, With a collection of nearly 14,000 objects, the Fralin Museum of Art exhibits American and European painting, works on paper and sculpture from the 15th to 20th... more info  map

  • Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of UVA
    400 Worrell Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22911
    Peter Jefferson Place
    434-244-0234, "The only museum in the United States dedicated to the exhibition and study of Australian Aboriginal art." more info  map

  • McGuffey Art Center
    201 2nd Street Northwest, Charlottesville, VA 22902
    434-295-7973, One of the oldest artist-run cooperative art centers in the United States, McGuffey Art Center's more than 150 artist members have studios in and out of the building,... more info  map

  • Second Street Gallery
    115 2nd Street Southeast, Charlottesville, VA 22902
    434-977-7284, "The oldest non-profit contemporary artspace in Central Virginia," SSG "promotes contemporary artists through the presentation of their work in a professional gallery... more info  map

  • Virginia Discovery Museum
    524 East Main Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902
    Located on the Downtown Mall
    434-977-1025, An interactive, educational museum for young children. more info  map

Parks, Gardens & Zoos

  • Azalea Park
    304 Old Lynchburg Road, Charlottesville, VA 22901
    A 23-acre park consisting of such recreational facilities as a Junior League softball field, concession stand, basketball courts, swing sets, over two acres of gardens,... more info  map

  • Belmont Park
    725 Stonehenge Avenue, Charlottesville, VA 22901
    A 3.1-acre neighborhood park bounded by Stonehenge Avenue, Rialto Street and Druid Avenue, Belmont Park contains a full basketball court, benches, swing set and... more info  map

  • Claudius Crozet Park
    1075 Claudius Crozet Park (YMCA), Crozet, VA 22932
    434-205-4380, A 22-acre community park that includes soccer and baseball fields, tennis courts, a swimming pool, walking trails, facilities and programs offered by the YMCA, and more. more info

  • Darden Towe Park
    1445 Darden Towe Park Road, Charlottesville, VA 22911
    434-296-5844, The 113-acre Darden Towe Park features one Little League baseball field, three softball fields, four multi-purpose fields used for soccer, lacrosse and football, four... more info  map

  • Dorrier Park
    250 Page Street, Scottsville, VA 24590
    434-296-5844, A softball field, soccer field, two tennis courts, a walking path, wheelchair-accessible playground, and a picnic shelter with three picnic tables are featured at the... more info  map

  • Forest Hills Park
    1022 Forest Hills Avenue, Charlottesville, VA 22901
    This 7.35-acre park is open daily from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. more info  map

  • Ivy Creek Natural Area
    1780 Earlysville Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903
    434-973-7772, The Ivy Creek Natural Area (ICNA) is a 215-acre preserve bordering the South Fork Rivanna Reservoir, six miles north of Charlottesville, Virginia. More than six miles... more info  map

  • Meade Park
    300 Meade Avenue, Charlottesville, VA 22901
    Located at Meade Avenue & Chesapeake Street
    Located at the corner of Meade Avenue and Chesapeake Street, the 5.2-acre Meade Park features Onesty Family Aquatic Center, a playground with tot area for children ages... more info

  • Pen Park
    400 Pen Park Road, Charlottesville, VA 22902
    434-970-3589, Charlottesville's largest park includes eight tennis courts, a Little League baseball field with batting cage, volleyball court, three outdoor picnic shelters, a... more info  map

  • Ragged Mountain Natural Area
    1730 Reservoir Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903
    434-296-5844, A 980-acre forest of mature oak, hickory, poplar, pine and maple trees, the Ragged Mountain Natural Area features two lakes and more than four miles of shoreline. more info  map

  • Tonsler Park
    501 5th Street Southwest, Charlottesville, VA 22901
    434-970-3589, Features a recreation center, tennis courts, a life-size chess board, lighted basketball courts, a Little League field, and extensive playground equipment. more info

Tours & Cruises

  • Blue Ridge Wine Excursions
    175 South Pantops Drive, Suite 107, Charlottesville, VA 22911
    434-531-5802, A tour operator which is owned by a transportation company, "Blue Ridge Wine Excursions has been offering the premier tour experience in Charlottesville, VA since 2009." more info

  • Boar's Head Ballooning
    200 Ednam Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22902
    Boar's Head Inn
    434-960-2814, Daily, sunrise hot air balloon rides in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, weather permitting. more info  map

  • Monticello Wine Tour & Coach Company
    400 East Water Street, Suite B, Charlottesville, VA 22902
    434-260-7144, Private wine tours and transportation services. more info

Vineyards, Wineries & Breweries

  • Albemarle CiderWorks
    2545 Rural Ridge Lane, Charlottesville, VA 22959
    Located in North Garden
    434-979-1663 (Tasting Room), Less than 20 minutes from downtown Charlottesville, Virginia, Albemarle CiderWorks offers tastings of its distinctive ciders at the tasting room, Wednesday through... more info

  • Barboursville Vineyards
    17655 Winery Road, Barboursville, VA 22923
    540-832-3824, Barboursville's estate winery and vineyards are located on 830 acres of rolling hills near the Blue Ridge Mountains. The tasting room is open Monday through Saturday... more info  map

  • Blenheim Vineyards
    31 Blenheim Farm, Charlottesville, VA 22902
    Located 20 Minutes Southeast of Charlottesville
    434-293-5366, Open daily for wine tasting from 11:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. more info

  • Castle Hill Cider
    6065 Turkey Sag Road, Keswick, VA 22947
    434-296-0047 (Office), A cidery and premiere venue for weddings and special events, Castle Hill Cider's tasting room is open year-round, except major holidays, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. more info

  • First Colony Winery
    1650 Harris Creek Road, Charlottesville, VA 22902
    434-979-7105, Wine tastings are offered Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and 11:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. more info  map

  • Gabriele Rausse Winery
    3247 Carter's Mountain Road, Charlottesville, VA 22902
    Open on Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Thursday and Fridays from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. more info

  • Grace Estate Winery
    5273 Mount Juliet Farm, Crozet, VA 22932
    434-823-1486, Located near White Hall, Virginia, 14 miles west of Charlottesville; Grace Estate Winery's wines are made from grapes grown on-site at Mount Juliet Farm in Crozet,... more info

  • Jefferson Vineyards
    1353 Thomas Jefferson Parkway, Charlottesville, VA 22902
    434-977-3042, A family-owned winery and vineyard located between two presidential homes and the closest winery to Charlottesville. more info  map

  • King Family Vineyards
    6550 Roseland Farm, Crozet, VA 22932
    434-823-7800, King Family Vineyards is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. One-hour tours are available at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. more info

  • Michael Shaps Wineworks
    1781 Harris Creek Way, Charlottesville, VA 22902
    434-296-3438, An independent winery, Michael Shaps Wineworks on Harris Creek Way is the original tasting room and winery site where all of the wine is made. A full selection of the... more info

  • Mountfair Vineyards
    4875 Fox Mountain Road, Crozet, VA 22932
    434-823-7605, Mountfair Vineyards grows Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Merlot, and Tannat grapes to make small batch Bordeaux-style blends. more info

  • Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards
    5022 Plank Road, Charlottesville, VA 22959
    North Garden
    434-202-8063, Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards is an flexible, all-season, full-service venue. The tasting room offers samples, wine flights, and a food pairings menu. more info  map

  • Trump Winery
    3550 Blenheim Road, Charlottesville, VA 22902
    434-977-3895, Taking pride in creating the finest terroir-driven sparkling, white, and red wines, Trump Winery is "Virginia's largest vineyard and the largest vinifera vineyard on the... more info  map

  

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