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December 03 2009
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Academical Village, University of Virginia | kids travel, kids activities
Academical Village, University of Virginia
Main Street and University Avenue,
Virginia 22904
The academical village is Jefferson's design for the original university. It consists of two parallel rows of buildings with the Rotunda at one end and Old Cabell Hall at the other, all surrounding a great expanse of lawn. Jefferson's home of Monticello can be seen from the Lawn at the academical village. There are free tours of the Rotunda and the Lawn. These are short, but would probably not interest children, but might be interesting for teenagers who are thinking about going to college. The Lawn is a great place for a picnic or for the kids to run around to burn off some energy. There are public gardens behind each of the Pavillions on the Lawn, each with a unique design and a variety of flora.
December 03 2009
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Carter Mountain Orchard | kids travel, kids activities
Carter Mountain Orchard
1435 Carters Mountain Trail,
"Great views of the city"
Good for younger kids and toddlers as there is lots of room to run around. Parents will like it for the views of the countryside and the breeze. The store on the top of the mountain sells a variety of foods and crafts, including freshly made apple cider.
December 03 2009
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Monticello | kids travel, kids activities
931 Thomas Jefferson Parkway,
Virginia 22902
"Better for older kids"
We live in Charlottesville and have been to Monticello several times - for the annual naturalization ceremonies and to tour the house and grounds. The house tours are not for very young children as there isn't much to do except to listen to the tour guide tell you about Jefferson and the house he built. There is a lot to see and do on the grounds, and younger toddlers will have plenty of room to run around and burn off some energy. The naturalization ceremony is inspiring, usually has an interesting speaker (Madaline Albright, Frank McCourt for example) and has the Cville Municipal Band for entertainment. Be warned, though. The ceremony takes place on July 4 and it can be HOT on the mountain. There's precious little shade, so get there early to stake out a spot!