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    Civil War History Tour

    History buff? This three-hour tour covers all the musket-ball points you'll want to know about Charlottesville's role in Civil War! You'll take a walk through time with historian and author Rick Britton. Visit the remains of a slave block, and Rio Hill, the area's only battlefield. You'll also spend some time at the University of Virginia, headquarters of the Charlottesville General Hospital. Learn about the institution's role as a pivotal Confederate Army hospital that cared for more than 22,000 patients. Along the way, you'll pick up other facets of Charlottesville role in the war and its eventual surrender. It should be a bloody good time!
    Civil War History Tour

    1934 Asheville Dr, Charlottesville

    • Hear about Charlottesville's roll in the Civil War on a 3-hour tour led by a historian and author
    • Visit the battlefield of Rio Hill, and the grounds of a former slave block
    • Learn about the role of Charlottesville General Hospital in the war
    • Expand your mind with a fun educational walk through history
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    Thomas Jefferson in Albemarle

    Thomas Jefferson. He penned the Declaration of Independence. He served as the nation's third president. He traveled through time with talking turkey. One of these statements isn't exactly true. Your only chance to find out? Tag along with historian and author Rick Britton on this informative, four-hour tour! You'll visit historical sites tied to Jefferson and learn eye-opening facts about his public and personal life. Highlights include visits to Charlottesville's Court Square, the University of Virginia, and the former grounds of Albemarle's Monacan Indian Village. Okay. So the turkey didn't talk.
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    Thomas Jefferson in Albemarle

    1934 Asheville Dr, Charlottesville

    • Delve into the life of Thomas Jefferson during a 4-hour tour with a historian and author
    • Visit popular sites tied to Jefferson such as the University of Virginia and Court Square
    • Hear about Jefferson's role in shaping the country as founding father and president
    • Enjoy a fun and educational walk around the city
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    Charlottesville's World-Class Statuary

    The best thing about this four-hour walking and riding tour? All the standing around -- the statues! Get to know some of Charlottesville's sensational statues alongside a local historian and writer. The sculpted figures of this historical city are touted around the world and you'll find out why. Visit Court Square, West Main Street, and The University of Virginia. Civil War legends such as Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee, the famous explorers Lewis and Clark, World War pilot Jimmy McConnell, and founding fathers Thomas Jefferson and George Washington are all featured. Guide Rick Britton is a sought-after speaker and has authored over 200 scholarly articles and several books. Who knows, maybe they'll make a statue commemorating THE BEST STATUE TOUR EVER!
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    Charlottesville's World-Class Statuary

    1934 Asheville Dr, Charlottesville

    • Get to know the world-class statuary of Charlottesville during a 4-hour tour
    • Explore the city with a popular local historian and author
    • Learn about some of the famous figures of Charlottesville's past
    • Expand your mind during a leisurely and educational tour
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    Cemeteries of Charlottesville

    What's lurking six feet under in Charlottesville? The dead are all part of the plot during this three-hour, cemetery tour! You'll explore some of the city's gravest places with a noted historian and author who will give you the dirt on their most fabulous residents! Riverview Cemetery, Maplewood Cemetery, and the University of Virginia Cemetery are all on the itinerary. As you walk, you'll learn about Revolutionary War soldiers, Civil War figures, scholars, authors, politicians, and the founder of the Pony Express. You'll also chat about H.I.H. Princess Anastasia, the famous pretender to Russian royalty! Can you dig it? Tour guide Rick Britton is historian specializing in 18th and 19th-century Virginia history, and has published over 200 articles, and several books. He is also an active lecturer.
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    Cemeteries of Charlottesville

    1934 Asheville Dr, Charlottesville

    • Spend four hours exploring the cemeteries of Charlottesville with a local historian and author
    • Visit Riverview Cemetery, Maplewood Cemetery, and the University of Virginia Cemetery
    • Learn about interred politicians, soldiers, scholars, authors, and other figures
    • Enjoy a leisurely and informative walk through history
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