Historical Tours run approximately an hour and focus on the University’s entire history, from its meager beginnings to its transformation to one of the top universities in the country. Tourists are taken through the Rotunda and the Academical Village to gain insight to Thomas Jefferson’s vision of a higher education institution. Regular historical tours begin in the Lower East oval room of the Rotunda, which can be accessed from the basement level.
Historical tours are offered every day at 10:00am, 11:00am, 2:00pm, 3:00pm, and 4:00pm
Admissions Tours run approximately an hour and a half and take tourists all over the Grounds. This tour is meant to show prospective students what student life is like at the University of Virginia. The tour covers a brief history of the University as well as academics, extracurricular activities, athletics, dining, traditions, and much more. Stops include libraries, classroom buildings, dorms, and major areas of importance to any UVa student. Admissions tours start at various locations around grounds; the full list can be accessed here.
Admissions Tours are given every Monday through Friday at 11:00am and 2:00pm, and Saturday and Sunday at 11:00 am
History of African Americans Tours run approximately an hour and cover the entire history of African Americans at the University of Virginia. Starting from the Rotunda steps, tourists learn about the lives of the very first African Americans at the University and the influential ground breakers who paved the way for African American students to gain admittance to the University.
Tours on the history of African Americans at UVa are offered every Friday at 4:00 pm, leaving from the Rotunda, or by special request.