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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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Academy of Fine Arts

The Academy of Fine Arts Music Theater, built in 1905, will be the centerpiece of a regional visual and performing arts center. The complex includes a studio Theatre and a historic theatre, which is undergoing renovation. The Theatre showcases a variety of performances including jazz, opera, improv competitions, magic shows, ...

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Amazement Square, The Rightmire Children’s Museum

Amazement Square, The Rightmire Children's Museum, is dedicated to motivating children and adults of all backgrounds toward greater creativity and understanding of themselves and the world through hands-on learning. The Museum's exhibits and educational programs encourage all participants to explore the arts and humanities, culture, science, technology and their interdisciplinary ...

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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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Art on Depo

Thirty-five minutes east of Lynchburg, visit the renovated "Electric Company" circa 1880, that has been converted to a large gallery featuring local art and crafts. Also see working artists create in the "Artspace", visit the pet boutique "Pawcasso" and have lunch with an artistic flair at the "Artisan Cafe".

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Daura Gallery Museum

The art gallery was established in 1974 and dedicated in 1990 as the Daura Gallery in memory of Pierre and Louise Blair Daura. Since then, the Gallery has expanded its facilities and collection through the generosity of their daughter, Martha Randolph Daura. The collection of works by the Catalan-American artist ...

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Ellington Fellowship Playhouse

The Ellington Fellowship Playhouse presents renowned artists several times a month to perform concerts and conduct workshops. Call for more information or schedule of events.

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Jefferson Choral Society

The 80-plus voices of the Jefferson Choral Society, representing 15 different communities in Central Virginia, is celebrating its 20th Anniversary Season in 2009-2010. The Choral Society is one of the most widely traveled groups in the state, performing and touring abroad as well as at the Washington National Cathedral, Bruton ...

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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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Liberty University Art Gallery

The Liberty University Art Gallery, now in its new location on the fourth floor of DeMoss Hall (DH 4069), features 13-foot ceilings, track lighting and a professional hanging system. Todd Smith, Department of Studio Arts and Design (SADA) chairman, said the department’s goal is to serve as “one of the cultural ...

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LU Tower Theater

A beautiful new theater located on the campus of Liberty University. The Tower hosts 6 productions each year as well as a variety of summer programs for children of all ages. Be sure to check the website for specific details on upcoming events.

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Visitors Guide

Lynchburg’s Visitor Guide now viewable online for FREE!

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