Michie Tavern ca. 1784, Charlottesville

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Michie Tavern (Pron: /ˈmɪki/), located in Albemarle County, Virginia, is a Virginia Historic Landmark that was established in 1784 by Scotsman William Michie, though in Earlysville. The Tavern served as the social center of its community and provided travelers with food, drink and lodging. It remained in operation, in the Michie family, until 1910, when it came to be owned by the Commonwealth of Virginia. In 1927, the Tavern was purchased by the Josephine Henderson, who had it moved seventeen miles from Earlysville to its present location, close to Monticello.
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  • We have now enjoyed the Michie Tavern for the 4th time over the years. The chicken is excellent and the sides are taste. Love the costumed servers and sitting in the original part of the tavern... 
    We have now enjoyed the Michie Tavern for the 4th time over the years. The chicken is excellent and the sides are taste. Love the costumed servers and sitting in the original part of the tavern...  more »
  • Original 1700s building first floor provides a quaint feel of the period now serving southern fried chicken meals buffet style. Eating tables are small and rustic but comfortable enough to gve you a.....  more
    Original 1700s building first floor provides a quaint feel of the period now serving southern fried chicken meals buffet style. Eating tables are small and rustic but comfortable enough to gve you a.....  more »
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  • We did not eat at the tavern, but we greatly enjoyed the General Store while we were visiting Virginia. While we were in the General Store, our 11 year-old daughter saw a Revolutionary War-style dress that she loved and wanted, but we didn't want to buy it at the time. Ever since returning from Virginia back home to Maine, she has continued to mention the dress and how much she loved it. I decided to order it for her for her birthday as a surprise and called to Michie Tavern General Store to see if they would be willing to try to identify the dress and ship it to us. I spoke with a very helpful woman named Sylvia, and Beth, the manager (or owner?), texted me photos of the dress to make sure it was the one. Together they found the exact dress in the size we needed and shipped to us in Maine. The dress arrived in half a week, and was wrapped carefully with the kindest, hand-written note from Sylvia. Their costumer service was impeccable, and we will surely be back when we return to Virginia! They're going to make a twelve year-old very happy on her birthday!
  • A great experience. The food is served cafeteria style for your first plate full but then they have servers who will bring you more of the things you like. The ambiance of the place is fantastic with the servers dressed in early 1800s garb. Make sure you try the fried chicken and string beans.

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