Michie Tavern

Street: 683 Thomas Jefferson Parkway
City: Charlottesville
State: Virginia
Zip Code: 22902
Phone Number: 434-977-1234
Open Daily: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Michie Tavern, located ½ mile below Jefferson’s Monticello, accommodated travelers with food, drink and lodging more than 200 years ago. Today, visitors experience the Tavern’s past through an historical journey which recreates 18th-century tavern life. Servers in period attire offer bountiful Colonial Midday Fare. The rustic restaurant setting renders a lunch dining experience rich in southern culture and hospitality for families to enjoy. Get a taste of the 18th-century as we feature a buffet of southern fried chicken, marinated baked chicken, hickory-smoked pork barbecue, stewed tomatoes, black-eyed peas, buttermilk biscuits and so much more. Tour the Oldest Section of Michie Tavern and discover the Tavern’s 18th-century history through a self-guided exploration of the oldest section of this Virginia Landmark. Experience how your 18th-century counterparts traveled dined and spent the night. Your tour reveals secrets to a traveler’s revelry and woes through interpretations on drinking, gaming, dining, sleeping and entertainment. After a leisurely lunch and tour, guests may enjoy relaxed shopping in four unique shops – all housed in distinct historic structures.The Tavern-Museum Shop, The Metal Smith Shop, The Clothier and The General Store each provide a one-of-a-kind experience above and beyond plentiful shopping opportunities. Michie Tavern is open daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Midday Fare is offered 11:30 to 3:00 daily and Interactive Tours offered March through October and self-guided tours offered November through February.
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  • Children Welcome
  • Food
  • Groups Welcome
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Historic Site
  • Parking
  • Shopping