Summering at Monticello
From the moment you glimpse the iconic pillars of Monticello’s West Portico and the breathtaking displays of summer daylilies, you know you are in the presence of a visionary mind. The author of the Declaration of the Independence, Thomas Jefferson dedicated his life to serving our country at its founding as the third United States president, Governor of Virginia and Secretary of State among other roles. Like the Taj Mahal and Tower of London, Monticello is on the list of World Heritage Sites known the world over as cherished pieces of human history and of great universal value. Read more here.
Charlottesville Welcomes Weddings
The Charlottesville Welcome Book is proud to present our newest publication, the Charlotttesville Welcome Book Wedding Directory — your guide to all the best resources for celebrations with a dash of Charlottesville style. Be sure to visit our extensive website, CharlottesvilleWelcomesWeddings.com, for the latest in everything from the weather here in Charlottesville to our popular LookBook of local vendors who would love to help you make your wedding dreams come true. Like us on Facebook to keep up with the latest trends!
Beautiful Scottsville was founded along the banks of the James River as a major hub for travel and commerce. Not far from the town’s present day location, Thomas Jefferson’s father Peter served as justice for the newly formed County of Albemarle in the mid-1700s. Years later, Jefferson himself practiced law in the town’s old courthouse. Start your visit by strolling the historic district to enjoy antique shops, delicious restaurants, homemade ice cream, craft brews and a museum capturing the town’s transformation from an 18th century settlement to a bustling 19th century river and canal port. Keep reading!