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The Rotunda

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Tips from locals

Holly
Holly
August 05, 2019
Go see UVA- particularly the Rotunda and the Lawn. The Rotunda is beautiful and awe-inspiring, and it stands at the head of a gorgeous stretch of old trees and lawn perfect for kids to run around and play frisbee while you attempt to interest them in the myriad architectural styles Thomas Jefferson…
Jeannie
Jeannie
March 23, 2019
Take a nice walk on the lawn and go to Edgar Allen Poe's room.
Leora
Leora
March 05, 2019
The Rotunda is a building located on The Lawn on the original grounds of the University of Virginia. It was designed by Thomas Jefferson to represent the "authority of nature and power of reason" and was inspired by the Pantheon in Rome.
Andrew
Andrew
July 08, 2018
More Thomas Jefferson architecture. Guided tours, or just walk around the grounds on your own.
Joseph & Nina
Joseph & Nina
June 14, 2018
One of Jefferson's original architectural contributions to his University.and recently fully restored to its original layout.

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“Local food and produce, fresh squeezed juice and smoothies, etc. Located in a small shopping center there is also a bakery, three lunch restaurants and a great thrift store.”
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“Another neighborhood restaurant in walking distance. It has basic Mexican food and $5 margaritas on Wednesdays and Sundays!”
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Bakery
“A Charlottesville institution. Parents send their kids these bagels when they go away to college. Locals see everyone they know there. The lines move very fast - so don't be discouraged if they are long. The caesar salad is fantastic. ”
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Location
1826 University Avenue
Charlottesville, VA 22904
Phone+1 434-924-7969
Hours of Operation statusClosed · Opens 9:00 AM