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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Independence Day Closing- July 3 and July 4

The Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society will be closed on Friday, July 3, and Saturday, July 4, in celebration of Independence Day. The Society will reopen Monday, July 6. Regularly scheduled walking tours will still be given. Learn More

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Interred in Oakwood Cemetery Tour-July 11

Date: July 11, 2015 at 5:00 p.m.
Oakwood Cemetery was founded in 1864 during the Civil War and is the final resting place for many interesting citizens of Charlottesville and Albemarle County. Join ACHS tour guide Amanda Kutch for a tour of Oakwood featuring the stories of some of the interesting individuals buried there. The tour will take place on July 11 at 5:00 p.m. outside of __________. Tickets are $5 per person. Learn More

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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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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: Virginia Women in History

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This exhibit explores the often overlooked contributions of women to Virginia history. This exhibition, presented by the Library of Virginia, honors eight women who have had an impact on local, national, and international history. Come celebrate these women from the past and present who have served and changed their Virginia communities. 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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