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Things To Do in the Charlottesville Area

Frequently listed among the best places to live in the U.S., Charlottesville is also a great place to visit. Whether you love food, history, the arts, or the great outdoors, Charlottesville has it all. 

Local Historic Sites

Charlottesville is rich with history. In addition to Jefferson, the area was home to Presidents James Madison and James Monroe. The University of Virginia, which Jefferson founded and designed, is (along with Monticello) a World Heritage site and an architectural masterpiece.

Dinner Etiquette

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Dinner Etiquette

During his tenure as President of the United States, Thomas Jefferson promoted a much more informal style of dinner etiquette at the many social gatherings that he hosted.

Vegetarianism

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Vegetarianism

Thomas Jefferson cannot be called a vegetarian as we understand the term today. In his own time, however, he was unusually moderate in his consumption of meat and was notable for the variety as well as the quantity of vegetables he ate.

The documentary record includes several descriptions, including Jefferson's own, of his eating habits:

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Vegetarianism

TJE Original Title: 
Vegetarianism

Thomas Jefferson cannot be called a vegetarian as we understand the term today. In his own time, however, he was unusually moderate in his consumption of meat and was notable for the variety as well as the quantity of vegetables he ate.

The documentary record includes several descriptions, including Jefferson's own, of his eating habits:

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Vegetarianism

TJE Original Title: 
Vegetarianism

Thomas Jefferson cannot be called a vegetarian as we understand the term today. In his own time, however, he was unusually moderate in his consumption of meat and was notable for the variety as well as the quantity of vegetables he ate.

The documentary record includes several descriptions, including Jefferson's own, of his eating habits:

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