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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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Amherst County Museum & Historical Society

Located twenty miles north of Lynchburg, The Amherst County Museum & Historical Society aims to preserve the history of Amherst County, Virginia through the exhibition of our collections and the operation of a genealogy research library. Housed in a 1907 Georgian home, the Amherst County Museum maintains two rooms of changing ...

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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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Appomattox Co. Historical Museum

Just a short thirty minute drive to the east, The Appomattox County Historical Museum is located in the Court House Square. The Appomattox County Historical Museum was previously a jail started in 1895 and completed in 1897. It was the third jail to have been built in Appomattox County and was ...

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Appomattox Court House National Historical Park

Just twenty miles east of Lynchburg, The Appomattox Court House National Historical Park commemorates the heroic acts which took place in April of 1865 in this, the original village, to bring about the end of the Civil War. The walking tour allows you to see all buildings which are original ...

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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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Avenel

Just forty minutes west of Lynchburg, stately mansion built circa 1838 as manor house for 40-acre plantation. Destinguished guests included General Robert E. Lee and Edgar Allen Poe. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places and Virginia Landmarks Register. Restoration underway. Tours by appointment.Available for private parties/receptions.

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Avoca Museum

Just a short forty minute drive south of Lynchburg, Avoca, the principal architectural landmark of the Town of Altavista, is an American Queen Anne-style house, designed by architect J.M.B. Lewis and built in 1901. Designated a Virginia Historic Landmark and listed in the National Register of Historic Places, Avoca is ...

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Bedford Historic Meeting House

Just a short thirty miles drive west, the Church building erected in 1838 as first Meeting House for Methodists in the town of Liberty. From 1886 it served a black congregation as St. Phillips Episcopal Church and was purchased by the Bedford Historical Society in 1970 and renovated. Listed on ...

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Lynchburg’s Visitor Guide now viewable online for FREE!

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