Historical tours are about an hour long and cover the history of the University of Virginia from its founding to the present day, but each tour is slightly different; feel free to ask your guide to cover specific information. Tourists are taken through the Rotunda and the Academical Village to gain insight to Thomas Jefferson’s vision of an institution of higher education and what the University has become since.
Emily Sumlin (CLAS '20) tells visitors about the Academical Village on a tour. (Photo courtesy of Caitlin Krienheder | Cavalier Daily)
The University Guide Service
LL36, Newcomb Hall / 180 McCormick Rd.
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Office Phone: (434) 924-3239
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