Hwy 53, Charlottesville Virginia
Established in 1784 by Scotsman William Michie, the tavern accommodated travelers with food, drink and lodging. In 1927 the inn was moved 17 miles to its present location as an example of the 1920s Preservation Movement. Featured on the tour are the ladies' and gentlemen's parlors, private quarters and a keeping room, all of which contain antiques and artifacts. Included on the tour are the tavern's outbuildings including the Virginia Wine Museum, housed in the tavern's cellar, and the 1797 Meadow Run Grist Mill. Living-history programs, April-October, invite participation. Call for hours of operation.
Other History nearby:
(Lexington) 'Stonewall' Jackson House
(Appomattox) Appomattox County Historical Museum
(Bedford) Bedford Historic Meeting House
(Charlottesville) Historic Michie Tavern
(Lexington) Lee Chapel
03/01 Coming to The Charlottesville area
National Cherry Blossom Festival Washington DC March20-April14 The nation’s greatest springtime celebration unites for four spectacular weekends including the Cherry Blossom Parade.
Bethesda Fine Arts Festival Bethesda MD May11-12 Delight in fine art created by 130 of nation's best artists, live entertainment and Bethesda restaurants.
West Virginia Strawberry Festival Buckhannon WV May15-19 The Festival is a unique, traditional celebration to promote the strawberry harvest. Enthusiastic volunteers provide good, family style entertainment that offers exciting educational and cultural events for everyone.
Virginia Pork Festival Emporia VA June12 The Virginia Pork Festival is one of the East Coast's largest food festivals, combines outstanding pork dishes with continuous live music from multiple stages.
Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival Harrisonburg VA June9-16 The Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival is a week-long summer music festival devoted to promoting an appreciation and understanding of the music of Bach and a featured composer, country, era or people.
Maryland Crab and Seafood Festival National Harbor MD August17 A celebration of the bounty of Chesapeake Bay complete with thousands of crabs, delicious beers and wines and other mouth-watering seafood.