FEI Handbook and Leadership for a Democratic Society Information

Location and Travel Information

Federal Executive Institute - Main Building

The FEI campus is located in Charlottesville, Virginia, near the University of Virginia and the Blue Ridge Mountains. Located approximately two hours southwest of Washington, DC, FEI is removed from the constant interruptions of daily work. The 14-acre campus is in the heart of a bustling university community surrounded by beautiful woods and rolling hills.

Participants stay in comfortable private guest rooms and enjoy complete food and beverage services. Programs are presented in fully equipped, on-site classrooms. Recreational amenities include the Alumni Fitness Center and aerobics room. In addition to the Library nook in the Virginia Study, there are quiet spaces for walking, relaxing, and conversing. All facilities used for programs are accessible to persons with disabilities. Charlottesville is surrounded by natural and historic attractions and was the home of three of the nation's first five presidents: Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and James Monroe.

FEI is located near Thomas Jefferson’s "academical village" at the University of Virginia and his home at Monticello. This site is ideal to contemplate the democratic values expressed by the nation’s founding fathers – a key ingredient in the Institute’s residential programs. This environment allows participants freedom from the day-to-day responsibilities of the workplace, so they can devote their full attention to the demanding requirements of the intensive research-based programs.

Federal Executive Institute 

1301 Emmet Street North

Charlottesville, VA 22903

Driving InformationBench

Driving distance from Washington, DC: 110 miles (2.5 hours) Google Map

Rail Information

    • Crescent 
    • Cardinal 
    • Northeast Corridor 3

Airport Information

Charlottesville Area Resources

Area Shopping and Services

There is a shopping center with a wide assortment of stores and other services (Post Office, dry cleaning, bank, pharmacy, etc.) within walking distance of the FEI campus.    


Updated 13 June 2017