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Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Lynchburg, VA offers a wealth of activities and leisure for all. Whether you are in search of family fun, an outdoor experience, or a lesson in history, it can be found in our Central Virginia location. It's safe to say that Lynchburg offers something exciting to everyone.

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Anne Spencer House and Garden

Internationally acclaimed poet who was part of the Harlem Renaissance, Anne Spencer was the only black woman and the only Virginian included in the Norton Anthology of Modern American and British Poetry. On the beautiful grounds is Spencer's writing cottage "Edan Kraal." Many dignitaries have visited the house and gardens ...

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Booker T. Washington National Monument

Located approximately sixty miles southwest of Lynchburg near Smith Mountain Lake, this site is maintained by the National Park Service. Washington, the founder of the Tuskegee Institute, was an orator, author and presidential advisor.

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Civil War Trails

Lynchburg is home to an impressive twelve sites on the Civil War Trails. Enjoy discovering Lynchburg as you follow these historic markers from downtown, to midtown and beyond. Sandusky 757 Sandusky Drive, Lynchburg VA 24502  434-832-0162  Road map  This 1808 Federal-style home was taken over by  Gen. David Hunter and used as Union headquarters ...

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Legacy Museum of African-American History

The Legacy Museum offers rotating exhibitions and programs on all aspects of local African American history and culture, from the first arrival of Africans in Central Virginia until the present day. The museum sponsors exhibit-related programs as well as special events during Black History month. In 2000 the Legacy Museum ...

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Museum of the Confederacy

Located just 20 minutes east of Lynchburg, the Museum of the Confederacy/Appomattox is the newest part of the MOC Museum System. This innovative facility features two exhibits that showcase the Museum’s unparalleled collection to tell the comprehensive stories of the Civil War. Drawing from a rich collection of artifacts and ...

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Old City Cemetery Museums & Arboretum

Established in 1806, this restored public cemetery is a Virginia Historic Landmark on the National Register of Historic Places. Interpretive plaques, signage, and brochures are available throughout the 27-acre site. Features include a Confederate Section with over 2,200 graves of soldiers from 14 states, significant African-American history, and five small museums ...

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