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Address: Emmet Street, Charlottesville, VA
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Private Civil War History Half-Day Tour
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UNESCO was right in making the school a world heritage site

Absolutely beautiful campus. I was surprised to find several intact pieces of the Berlin Wall on display on campus.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely beautiful campus. I was surprised to find several intact pieces of the Berlin Wall on display on campus.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love UVA!!! Love AFROTC!!! Hope my son chooses this wonderful school, great campus, very friendly students always offering to help us find where we were going and great admissions staff!! Love UVA!!!

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Dallas, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The University is historical and deserves a tour if you are in the area. I was there in 1976 and it has changed dramatically.

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Upstate NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We toured the Academical Village with a student guide on a drizzly Sunday afternoon. The guide brought history to life for s with the stories he told. We then returned, two days later, to explore more on our own. The campus was designed by Thomas Jefferson and the college he envisioned was revolutionary for its time. I highly recommend a... More 

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Charlottesville, VA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When Thomas Jefferson designed the Rotunda it was for student use, every day! It was the library and study center. When I was a student in the seventies, the Rotunda was usually locked up and only used for special events. The Rotunda has now returned to it's original use. Students can use the study tables, check out books on the... More 

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Alexandria, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We wanted to see the buildings and general layout of the University after being so impressed with Monticello. Jefferson's plans for the University were obvious and impressive. It was a great visit even without entering any of the buildings. The town surrounding the University was typical of a college town and also added to the enjoyment of the day.

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New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Walking around UVA is very accessible, and it's got a very pretty campus. You can explore a lot on your own, but I recommend trying to find a guide if at all possible to gain a better historical perspective.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

The campus is beautiful and cohesive. It was interesting to learn Jefferson's vision for the university. You can really feel the history here, and the students seem so proud of the school's history.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

You can feel the history here. To put yourself back about 200 years and imagine what was going on as you hear the stories of the old buildings makes you feel like you were there. Jefferson's ideas were/are awesome. The campus overall is nice, but as you tour and start to look closer, you can see a lack of maintenance,... More 

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Zagreb, Croatia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Very gorgeous, moving place to visit. I loved the colonial, historical reverence..I love this university! The town of Charlottesville is filled with the kindest, most helpful, wonderful people.. Wish I could move here and go back to school....

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