Keswick: Past and Present
Keswick residents find themselves in the serene countryside of Central Virginia that Thomas Jefferson described as “the Eden of the United States”. Mr. Jefferson’s influence and architectural achievements live on at his beloved home, Monticello, and his “academic village” at the University of Virginia, both minutes from the Estate.
American history buffs can also tour the homes of two other founding fathers, James Madison’s, Montpelier and James Monroe’s, Ash Lawn-Highland, located nearby.
Charlottesville is also a progressive, vibrant community offering visitors fine art museums, theater, symphony and operatic productions, numerous equestrian events, and the nationally recognized Virginia Film Festival. In addition, guests can enjoy touring the area’s many award-winning vineyards and fine antique shops. If it is Cider you crave; Charlottesville and Keswick offer numerous new venues to enjoy.
But perhaps the most noted characteristic of the area is its stunning natural beauty and magnificent surroundings.
Known for its magnificent horse farms Keswick is home to endless thoroughbred breeds that originated hundreds of years ago. Charlottesville’s horse farms are splendid especially in Keswick. This beautiful area is home to the gorgeous gated community of Glenmore Country Club with an on-site Equestrian Center.
Many of Keswick horse farms were designed and built by Thomas Jefferson. Meriwether Lewis and William Clark both owned horse farms in Charlottesville. Charlottesville’s two foxhunts are the Farmington and Keswick Hunt founded in 1899.