Tour the oldest building at Michie tavern

Self-guided Tours

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.

  • Self-Guided, continuous tours
  • Explore 18th-century Tavern life
  • Family-friendly, educational, fun
  • Enjoy at your own pace
  • A tour completes your 18th-century experience

Old Michie’s Tavern, established in 1784 by Scotsman William Michie, served as the social center of its community and accommodated travelers with food, drink and lodging. In 1927, the Tavern was moved 17 miles to its present location close to Monticello  serving as a prime example of the Colonial Revival period.

Our tours are continuous, self-guided, family friendly educational and fun.  Guests are invited to enjoy the Tavern at their own pace with opportunities for hands-on experiences.
Young tour patrons are invited to participate in an 18th-century Treasure Hunt throughout the site.

Family friendly tours at Michie Tavern

Youth adventurers hone their skills of discovery as clues are unraveled;
a bag of (chocolate) gold coins reward successful explorers.  

Michie Tavern
683 Thomas Jefferson Parkway
Charlottesville, Virginia 22902