Come Discover our History and Heritage

The Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society welcomes you to their website.

The Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society is a private, non-profit educational organization (I.R.S. 501 (c) 3). The Society is a membership organization, open to all, and receives no continuing operating support from federal, state or local governments. We operate thanks to membership fees, gifts and donations, and grants from private foundations. More About Us.


Programs and Events

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ACHS 2015 Historical Walking Tours Season

Date: April 23rd - late October
The 2015 Historical Season has begun! Click here for more information regarding tour dates and times! Learn More

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Take a ride on the Hatton Ferry

Date: April 18th - October 25th: Saturdays 9:00 am - 5:00 pm / Sundays 12:00 pm - 5:00pm
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Announcements

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Old Albemarle Jail #5 Open for Tours

Date: Saturday from 12 noon - 2:00 pm
Old Albemarle Jail #5 is open for walking tours! Click here for more information! Learn More

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ACHS Upcoming Events

Check out what is happening at ACHS! Learn More

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Exhibits

Exhibit on Loan: Historical Farms of Albemarle County

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Visit the Charlottesville Albemarle Convention & Visitors Bureau to uncover the history of some of Albemarle County's oldest farms. Learn More

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Current Exhibit: A Sunny Southerner: The Life and Writings of Julia Magruder

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Researched and written by Margaret L. Freeman, with design by Margaret L. Freeman and Keri Matthews, the exhibit explores the life and literary works of Charlottesville, Virginia native, Julia Magruder -- an internationally famous author of the late nineteenth century, whose legacy has been largely forgotten. Magruder's life and writings offer a view of the complex world of the post-Civil War South from the vantage point of a New Woman of the New South. Learn More

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Current Exhibit: Vestiges and Veterans

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A 2012 ACHS exhibit commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War Learn More

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Online Exhibit: The Great War: The War to End All Wars

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The Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society is pleased to announce the installation of "The Great War: The War to End All Wars". Come view artifacts from WWI as ACHS commemorates the centennial of World War I. Learn More

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