History packages and area tours — Boar's Head Inn

 
 

 

The mill escaped destruction during the Civil War despite Union plans to burn it, and in 1965 the mill was moved to its present site and reconstructed.

Today, the original mill houses the Inn's acclaimed Old Mill Room restaurant and Bistro 1834, as well as 39 guest rooms.

 

Charlottesville historical points of interest

Monticello

No home reveals its character more than Monticello. Thomas Jefferson began building it in 1769 and would redesign and expand his architectural masterpiece until 1809. Guided tours run every day but Christmas.

The University of Virginia

Visit the extraordinary Grounds of the Academical Village as Thomas Jefferson designed it. Wander the Lawn and Pavilion gardens enclosed by their serpentine walls along with the Rotunda, the University’s neoclassical centerpiece.

Michie Tavern

The Michie Tavern ca. 1784 Museum is a genuine early American tavern, having served as a restaurant and inn, as well as a community center where locals gathered to worship, attend school and enjoy festive parties. Today, the restaurant serves Southern food based on recipes of the period.

Ash Lawn-Highland

This charming farm was home to the fifth U.S. President, James Monroe, from 1799 to 1823.  A working farm, it hosts demonstrations of weaving and open-hearth cooking and the Ash Lawn-Highland Opera Festival.

Montpelier

James Madison, the fourth U.S. President, lived at Montpelier and expanded it all his life. Subsequent owners continued to expand the house to 55 rooms. Current renovations will return the house to the 22-room residence of the Madisons.

 

Step Back in History Packages from $579 include two nights' accommodations, a three-course dinner for two, two Presidents Passes to visit local historic sites, and more.

 

For reservations call 800.476.1988

University of Virginia image by gargola87

Ash Lawn-Highland photo by Anne Ruthmann