Michie Tavern ca. 1784

A Virginia Historic Landmark

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 Southern 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. Self-guided tours daily 9:00 a.m. – 4:20 p.m.

After a leisurely lunch and tour, guests may enjoy relaxed shopping in four unique shops – all housed in distinct historic structures. The Tavern Gift Shop,
The Metal Smith Shop, The Armory & Artifacts Shop 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 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. daily

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Michie Tavern
683 Thomas Jefferson Parkway
Charlottesville, Virginia 22902