This 19th-century church in downtown Charlottesville was transformed into what’s now a multi-resource day shelter for people facing homelessness. The $5 million project was pioneered by film director and University of Virginia graduate Tom Shadyac (Patch Adams, Ace Ventura).
Established in 1921, Fry’s Spring Beach Club is a unique blend of modern day life and yesteryear charm, offering members and their guests a summertime resort in the heart of Charlottesville.
Historic estate of Thomas Jefferson.
Adjacent to Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, Highland was the estate home of James Monroe, the fifth President of the United States.
Virginia Discovery Museum is a nonprofit hands-on children’s museum, with exhibits on literacy, science, math, history, and the arts. Experience life in the 18th century at the Showalter Cabin; visit the honeybee observation hive in the Pollination Station, at take a spin on VDM’s historic kiddie carousel. The carousel features six painted aluminum horses, all of which are 1910 Mangell’s castings from a Marcus Illions carving. Illions was renowned as a master carver of carousel animals, and VDM’s carousel is considered “the last known kiddie carousel in this country, of its type.”
A trio of environmentally responsible vineyards 20 minutes southeast of Charlottesville owned by musician, Dave Matthews.