Thomas Jefferson founded the University of Virginia and claimed it as one of his proudest achievements. Jefferson designed the UVA Rotunda to be the heart of the “academic village.” The building was based on the Pantheon in Rome and reflects Jefferson’s classic style.
1826 University Avenue, Charlottesville, VA 22904
We stopped at UVA at the beginning of the Ultimate Nerd Trip in 2009. Here’s the post.
Nerd Trips ABCs
Admission fee: None
Bathrooms: It’s basically a park, find a bathroom at a nearby restaurant or shop. I have never toured the Rotunda itself, there may be bathrooms there.
Concessions/food: There are lots of nearby shops. Read the post to get information on the sandwich shop with the awesome house dressing!
Cars/getting there: There is street parking all around. We parked in a lot near the sandwich shop and walked to the UVA lawn. Charlottesville also has public transportation.
Coffee cups (aka souvenirs): I bought a UVA sweatshirt at a nearby university memorabilia shop.