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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.

Celebrating Black History Month with the Archaeology Family Workshop

One of the favourite parts of my job as an archaeological analyst at Monticello is presenting our research to visitors.  I love the opportunity to tell the story of those who made Monticello their home hundreds of years ago.  Things as simple as broken dishes, lost buttons, and discarded tobacco pipes can give incredible insights into the daily lives on this plantation.