Charlottesville Attractions

Places to visit, points of interest and top things to see in Charlottesville

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Monticello or Little Mountain in Italian is the personal estate of the third President of the United States, Thomas Jefferson. It is a 5000-acre plantation estate and has the distinction of being the only historic house in the United States to be on the list of the United Nations' World Heritage.

This historic and cultural landmark is situated on the outskirts of Charlottesville, Virginia, United States. It stands on the peak of a 260 meter-high mountain peak of the Southwest Mountains, south of the Rivanna Gap. It was honored by the US Post Office in 1956 by releasing a postage stamp. Later, the US government also declared it a National Historic Landmark.

This house was initially designed by Jefferson himself and its architectural style was based on the neoclassical principles of Andrea Palladio, the Italian Renaissance architect. In 1938 and since then, a nickel was minted with an image of the west fa├žade of Monticello, etched by Felix Schlag... read more arrow
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The Paramount Theater in Charlottesville is a historic landmark here. It was built in 1931 and is the venue of several live art performances. It was opened to the public in 1931 and was touted as being one of the last of the lavish "movie palaces" of cinema's golden age. It has excellent acoustics and sight lines for which it has become an integral part of people's lives in Virginia.

The theater's mission is to educate its patrons, apart from enlightening, enriching and enchanting them. The theater company is also committed to present a wide spectrum of the performing arts, education and entertainment for popular enjoyment.

It was designed by the Chicago architects' firm, Rapp & Rapp, and was built by Percival Hunter Faulconer and Hollis Rinehart. It was built as homage to Thomas Jefferson in Charlottesville, since that was his birthplace... read more arrow

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