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About Charlottesville

by SmarterTravel Staff
Wintry Monticello (Photo: Gene Krebs, iStockPhoto.com)

Charlottesville, Virginia, is a Southern town that has charmed more than one U.S. president and countless tourists. Thomas Jefferson's Monticello home is located here, and today visitors can tour his architectural masterpiece and its 43 rooms, eight fireplaces, and 13 skylights. James Monroe also resided in the area, and his home and its 200-year-old gardens are also open to guests. The historic Court Square in the city of Charlottesville is home to the slave block, where public auctions of slaves took place, as well as the old Town Hall.

Flights to Charlottesville land eight miles north of the city at Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport.

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