Specialty Tours

There is so much history at our University that we truly can’t fit everything into one tour! So, we created Specialty Tours.

Specialty Tours take one aspect of the University’s history and expand on it. We currently offer tours on the History of African Americans and several other specialty tours (see below) upon request.


Request a Tour

If your group would like to see a tour which emphasizes a specific topic, please use the Tour Request Form. In the past, we have given tours on University traditions, Jewish Life, Jeffersonian Architecture, the Civil War at the University, Children’s Tours, Ghost Tours, and many more interesting topics! We would love to know what you’d like to hear about!

For groups larger than 15 individuals, please indicate if you’d like special topics covered on your tour and we will do our best to accommodate your request. Please give us at least 3 days notice when requesting a specialty tour. If your group has fewer than 15 individuals, please join one of our regularly scheduled tours (you can always let your guide know that you would like to hear more about a certain topic, even on a regular tour!)

Please note that the Guide Service does not offer tours during UVA’s Winter Break, spring recess, during exam periods, or over the summer.