For those who love history, a visit to Charlottesville, an area that helped shape the politics and personalities of our country’s founding fathers, can’t be missed. If you’re lucky enough to live in the area, you can truly indulge in the rich American history that is right at your feet.
While Charlottesville may be best known for Monticello, the home of Thomas Jefferson, third president of the United States and author of the Declaration of Independence, there are actually three presidential homes to visit here.
These include Highland, the nearby residence of our country’s fifth U.S. President James Monroe, and Montpelier, the beautiful home of fourth President, James Madison. Jefferson’s beloved academic legacy, the University of Virginia, is also located in Charlottesville.
With so many historical sites to choose from, naming favorites isn’t easy. But here’s a list to get you started.
For residents of Westminster Canterbury, these historic sites are only a short drive away. Whether planning a day trip or immersing yourself in history with a stay at one of Charlottesville’s historic inns, our staff at WCBR is here to help plan your trip. We can even help you make arrangements, including restaurant recommendations and reservations.