Attractions in Charlottesville, VA
Amongst the other various things to do, Charlottesville features several key attractions for both residents and visitors to keep themselves entertained. These, combined with the local and regional events, restaurants and shopping make Charlottesville and the surrounding region an inviting place to live.
Staring with the Paramount Theater, Charlottesville, VA is a great place to see a show. “The Paramount is an incredible facility‚” says Chad Hershner‚ executive director. “The whole theater was built and crafted in reverence and homage to Thomas Jefferson.”
"I am an enthusiast on the subject of the arts. But it is an enthusiasm of which I am not ashamed, as its object is to improve the taste of my countrymen, to increase their reputation, to reconcile to them the respect of the world, and procure them its praise." – Thomas Jefferson to James Madison, 1785.
Charlottesville is widely known as home to our nation’s third, fourth and fifth presidents - Jefferson, Madison and Monroe - allowing its residents to do something that seems impossible for even the most skilled orator: deliver three presidential addresses at once. The most famous is Monticello, the home of third President Thomas Jefferson. Designated a World Heritage Site in 1987, Monticello is of Jefferson’s own design and a favorite destination for residents and visitors.