Charlottesville KOA Local Attractions

Local Area Attractions Near Charlottesville KOA

Charlottesville / Albemarle Area Visitors Center
Charlottesville / Albemarle Area Visitors Center

The Downtown Visitor's Center has area information, maps, guides, and two hours free parking validation. Walking tour maps are available. The center is located on the east end of the Downtown Mall at 610 E. Main Street. Call for a free visitor's guide. Open daily. Charlottesville Free Trolley Service - Free rides between Downtown, The Corner, and UVA grounds. 434-293-6789 (12 miles)

Monticello
Monticello

Revered home of Thomas Jefferson , third U.S. President and founder of the University of Virginia. The new Thomas Jefferson Visitor Center is now open and includes new exhibitions, theater, museum shop & café. In 1769 at the age of 26, Thomas Jefferson began the design and construction of Monticello. Perched on a mountaintop overlooking the city of Charlottesville, Monticello is a majestic reminder of Jefferson's creativity and talent. House and garden tours. Advance tickets are available on-line. 434-984-9822 (11 miles)

931 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy

Charlottesvill, VA 22902

434-984-9800

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Ashlawn-Highland
Ashlawn-Highland

Ashlawn-Highland is the restored home of James Monroe , the 5th president of the United States and a close friend of Thomas Jefferson. Monroe's 550 acre estate recreates the atmosphere of a working farm with demonstrations and living history. Tours of the house and gardens are available. There is a summer music festival as well. 434-293-9539 (13 miles)

2050 James Monroe Pkwy

Charlottesville, VA 22903

434-293-8000

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Michie Tavern ca. 1784
Michie Tavern ca. 1784

One of the oldest homesteads in Virginia, Michie Tavern , is located on a mountainside near Jefferson's Monticello. Daily interactive tours (9am - 5pm) allow guests to explore 18th-century tavern life, social history and customs. Visitors dine on hearty midday fare in the Tavern's Ordinary from 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. daily where they are greeted by servers in period attire. At Michie Tavern there is a gift shop, and a grist mill exhibit. 434-977-1234 (10 miles)

683 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy

Charlottesville, VA 22902

434-977-1234

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University Of Virginia Rotunda & Central Grounds
University Of Virginia Rotunda & Central Grounds

The University of Virginia is located in Charlottesville. Founded and designed by Thomas Jefferson. Free tours of Jefferson's Academical Village, the Lawn, and the Rotunda. 434-924-7969 (12 miles)

Local Area Recreation Near Charlottesville KOA

Peach and Apple orchards

Peach and Apple orchards

Visit Carter Mountain to pick peaches and apples. They also have the best view in all of Charlottesville.

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Winery tastings and tours

Winery tastings and tours

Central Virginia is home to many vineyards where you can try a tasting or a tour. Even if you don't like wine you are sure to enjoy the scenic views.

Walnut Creek Park

Walnut Creek Park

Check out Walnut Creek Park 2 miles from the campground. They have a 45 acre lake for fishing and canoeing surrounded by mountain biking and hiking trails.

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Tubing & rafting on the James River

Tubing & rafting on the James River

The James River runs through Scottsville, 12 miles south of the campground. For more information on tubing, contact James River Runners or James River Reeling and Rafting.

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