Sleep Inn & Suites Monticello
1185 5th St. SW
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Phone: (434) 244-9969
Fax: (434) 244-9968
Arts & Museums
This gallery presents works by UVA faculty, students, guests, and residential artists with rotating exhibits displayed throughout the year.
Central Virginia's first state run alternative art space, this gallery is one of the longest surviving nonprofit organizations in the country focused solely on the art and ideas of our time. The gallery was founded in 1973 and houses the best of national and regional contemporary art with exhibitions changing monthly.
The University of Virginia Art Museum is a well maintained educational institution that houses some wonderful pieces of art. The museum first opened in 1935, and since then has been home to some of the most prized art pieces in the world. The museum regularly features temporary exhibitions from all over the world, and even has a collection of permanent displays that shed light on Mediterranean, Asian as well as American art from the 15th to the 20th Century. For more information about the artwork displayed, the kind of art involved and it's history, do check the website or call ahead.
Founded in 1975, this co-operative, nonprofit art center is home to approximately forty resident artists who offers various forms of art displays including photography, sculptures, paintings, woodworking, stained and leaded glass, calligraphy, weaving, jewelry, glass blowing, and pottery.
The Virginia Discovery Museum is fully equipped with all amenities and exhibits that contribute to the all round development of kids. Through exhibits on educational facts regarding culture and people, stories and poetry, it captures the imaginations of people belonging to all ages, along with providing them with the privilege to see many interactive art displays. The museum is also frequented for field-trips and educational outings with parents. A favorable place for learning and family fun. Check the website for more details.
Among his many achievements, Thomas Jefferson was an innovative architect, designing his home in the Palladian-style rather than the more popular Georgian. Monticello is also a museum honoring this true Renaissance man. Many of his original inventions are on display and in working order. It was here that Jefferson experimented with different vegetation and growing techniques, including cultivating the first vineyard in the United States. A combination ticket for Monticello, Michie Tavern and Ash-Lawn Highland can be purchased.
With a vast collection of Australian aboriginal art, Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection, part of the University of Virginia, is a prominent attraction in Charlottesville. The museum owes its existence to John W. Kluge, who donated his vast compilation of exhibits for the museum. The museum regularly hosts exhibitions and scholarly activities. This is a must-visit place for art enthusiasts.
The Exchange Hotel is a beautiful Greek Revival hotel. The amazing structure of this hotel grabs the tourists. The staircase in the center that leads one upstairs is different from others. The beautiful grass beds on the front and the freshness of the trees around the hotel makes this place a great place. Now, standing still as a museum that contains the remains of the Civil War era, this museum is a great historic place.
Managed and maintained by the Waynesboro Heritage Foundation, Waynesboro Heritage Museum is one of the important attractions of the city. It displays collections and works that speak of the history of Waynesboro, right from the early settlements to the current modern advent of technology and industries. Every year, it hosts exhibitions that pay tribute to the local culture and heritage. The museum also has an on-site shop, where you can pick up collectibles and souvenirs. You can also visit the Plum House museum of the foundation, located at 1012 West Main Street. For further details, check the website or call ahead.
The Plumb House is an important landmark and carries immense significance. The construction of the house began in 1802 and was completed in 1804. Presently, the house site serves as the Plumb Museum, that chronicles and displays collection pertaining to the Plumb Family, Civil War Battle of Waynesboro and local history.
An official statewide craft center which is dedicated to the work of Virginia artisans and includes a gallery featuring a wide range of traditional and contemporary craft made by over 140 of Virginia's finest craft artists. The center also features state and national exhibits and class programs for a wide range of media and skill levels.