Charlottesville is located in Central Virginia, in the eastern foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The city’s rich cultural, natural, and artistic history is showcased in a selection of first-rate museums, galleries, wineries, shops, and parks dispersed throughout the area. The Dairy Market is located in the heart of downtown Charlottesville, within walking distance to the University of Virginia, The Corner (an area of shops and restaurants adjacent to the University), and the Downtown Mall.
For great accommodations – all within a mile of the Dairy Market – we recommend:
- The Graduate Charlottesville – a boutique hotel located on UVA’s Corner is less than a mile from the Dairy Market. The Graduate offers Dairy Market visitors a special discounted rate. Click here to book.
- Quirk Charlottesville – a new boutique hotel located on Charlottesville’s Main Street in Charlottesville. Use Code RetroDM for discounted Dairy Market pricing. Click here to book.
- The Residence Inn Charlottesville Downtown offers Dairy Market guests 20% off room rates. Click here to book.
- The Fairfield Inn & Suites Downtown offers Dairy Market guests a discounted rate of $92/night. Click here to book.
In addition to visiting the Dairy Market, many individuals travel to Charlottesville for the area’s rich historic attractions – such as Monticello, the Grounds of the University of Virginia, James Monroe’s Highland, Historic Court Square, and Michie Tavern, ca. 1784. For events in Charlottesville and details on visiting, check out our local tourism office.
Charlottesville, VA 22903
SUN - WED 11AM TO 6PM / THURS - SAT 11AM - 7PM
SUN - THURS 8AM TO 9PM / FRI & SAT 8AM TO 10PM
GETTING TO THE DAIRY MARKET
There are many ways to get to the Dairy Market – by bike, on foot, using public transportation, and by car. As always, we encourage visitors to consider using alternative transportation.
Charlottesville Area Transit (CAT)
Number 8 Route between Preston Ave & Emmet Street – Booker Street or Washington Park stops
Number 9 Route between The Health Dept & YMCA – 10th Street at Grady Avenue stop
University Transit Service (UTS)
Orange Line – Grady Ave at 10 1/2 Street stop
Green Line – Grady Ave at 10 1/2 Street stop
Dairy Market has 200 onsite parking spots and offers complimentary 1-hour parking. Paid parking is available after the first free hour for $2.50/hour, with no maximum. Paid parking is administered by ParkMobile kiosks and via the ParkMobile app. There are also several 15-minute parking spots in front of the building for quick grab-and-go. Parking at the Dairy Market is offered 8 am-midnight, 7 days a week. Parking overnight is prohibited.
Dairy Market is pleased to welcome tour groups of all sizes. If you’re traveling in a tour bus, please contact Anna Payne (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the date of your arrival and the number of people in your group so we can plan accordingly. We offer reserved bus parking and meal voucher dining options for large groups.