CHARLOTTESVILE is home to the greatest Virginians.
Hardly any other city comes to mind when it comes to their contribution to American politics. Charlottesville is known as a home to the most liberal American presidents as Thomas Jefferson, James Monroe and James Madison. These leaders nurtured from the very early years this liberal state of things and relaxed lifestyle in Charlottesville.
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But politics is not the only stage for great personalities in Charlottesville. The city is proud of its artistic heritage from William Faulkner who worked in local university to Edgar Allan Poe who once enrolled as a student to the University of Virginia.
Away from the fame bestowed on the city by its famous residents, Charlottesville is a real knot of neo-Classical architecture taking turns with modern-style spacious boulevards. For example, its Downtown Mall is a true introduction to the new-world life being lined with shops, cafés, theatres, museums and restaurants.
Other attractions include;
Monticello, a residence of former American president Thomas Jefferson
Ash Lawn-Highland, a residence of James Monroe, the fifth President of the United States
Michie Tavern, a two-in-one attraction being a museum and restaurant at once
The Virginia Discovery Museum offers a variety of family-oriented exhibits
Horse and Wine Country, a charming neighborhood with vineyards
While culture buffs will be kept occupied with the city's neo-classical wealth, you may also indulge in vibrant music scene and culinary experiences in Charlottesville. The city is well-known for its innovative cooking and abundance of upscale restaurants to taste regional or international foods.
Charlottesville is grounded in its history. The biggest part of its early days was shaped by Thomas Jefferson who founded the University of Virginia in the area. After this the city was shaped by this educational institution with a great number of young students packing this area.
Despite the growth, the city remained small until the Louisiana Railroad Company arrived there in 1850. It brought at first huge money to the city, but the development was slowed down with the Civil War. During the war the city of Charlottesville avoided great battles in the area and mainly served as a hospital center.
With the turn of the 20th century Charlottesville still thrives on the back of its educational center and its downtown has undergone a renovation in recent years meaning the city is attractive to visit. Charlottesville is a few clicks away with Booked.net.