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683 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy

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Historic Homes/Mansions, Tours Type
1 to 2 hours Time to Spend

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  • 3.0Value
  • 3.5Facilities
  • 3.0Atmosphere

Michie Tavern certainly has nostalgia in its favor. Originally erected in the late 1700s in Earlysville, Virginia, this historic landmark was once the hub for that town's passersby, providing food, drink and a cozy bed if necessary. In present day — and relocated about 17 miles south in Charlottesville — the tavern still serves up southern comfort for its guests in its dining room, with a staff donning colonial garb. It also has a separate pub that serves snacks and locally made wine, beer and cider.

Michie is more of a novel historic house than a foodie sensation. In fact, there are several recent visitors who left unimpressed with their meals, particularly given how much it costs. But according to some travelers, the grounds' general store, gift shop and metalsmith shop are worth your notice and make the trip here worthwhile.

If you're interested in judging for yourself, you'll find the complex open daily, though the dining room, pub and shops all have varying hours. Visit the official website for further details.

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