Michie Tavern is recognized as a Virginia Landmark for its leading role in the 1920's Preservation Movement. In continuing efforts towards preservation, this historic attraction has worked towards saving significant rural Virginia structures.
Glancing upward, you will see the circa 1822 Sowell House which creates a complimentary blend of exhibit and retail space in a gallery-like setting. It is the first of several period structures to highlight Early American trades in a setting called the Marketplace. Further along the path is the tobacco barn, which for many years functioned as a wheelwright shop. Relocated here in the early 1990's, it too will be a stop along the path of Marketplace Shops. Like other historic structures, the Tobacco Barn will offer educational exhibits, living history and retail space.
We hope you enjoy these additions and we invite you to watch as our site progresses towards a future which recognizes, pays tribute to and preserves the past.
Erected by Michie Tavern.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture
Location. 38° 0.509′ N, 78° 27.889′ W. Marker is near Charlottesville, Virginia, in Albemarle County. Marker is on Thomas Jefferson Parkway (Route 53) 0.1 miles east of Michie Tavern Lane (Virginia Route 1102), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 641 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy, Charlottesville VA 22902, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Tobacco Barn ca. 1790 (within shouting distance of this marker); Meadow Run Grist Mill ca. 1797 (within shouting distance of this marker); Piney River Cabin ca. 1790 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Sowell House ca. 1822 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Sowell House Floor Plan (within shouting distance of this marker); The Open Porch (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Michie Tavern (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Monticello Graveyard (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charlottesville.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 11, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 32 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 11, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.