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Charlottesville, Virginia, home of the University of Virginia, is a quintessential college town -- and thus a great getaway in the summer when the students are away.

Situated on a mountaintop outside Charlottesville, Virginia, Monticello, a 5,000-acre plantation, was the home of Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of Independence, third president of the United States, and founder of the University of Virginia. Monticello is the only historic house in the U.S. on the United Nations' World Heritage List.

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Exploring Main Street in Charlottesville Virginia walked from Lewis & Clark & Sacajawea Statue to University of Virginia's Rotunda - beautiful campus and good history

Best Downtown – Old Town Alexandria. Loaded with history, but balanced with modern fun, Alexandria was named one of Livability.com’s top 10 choices for best downtowns around the country. Located on the Potomac, just 6 miles from Washington, D.C., Alexandria offer a beautiful historic district, museums, theaters and shopping. It was also named one of Livability.com’s Best Cities for Foodies in 2013.

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Thomas Jefferson's Monticello Library, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA

In Thomas Jefferson had the largest personal collection of books in the US. He offered to sell his beloved volumes as replacements after the British burned the Library of Congress.