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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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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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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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Civil War Walking Tour

Starting at the Lynchburg Museum at the Old Court House, wind your way through Lynchburg's central business district and modern Downtown which lies between you and the James River. Lynchburg was the second wealthiest city in America just prior to the War with a population around 7,000 including about 2,700 ...

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Fort Early

Named in honor of Jubal Early, Fort Early was a Civil War earthworks that anchored the outer defense line during the Battle of Lynchburg. Interpretive maps and displays showing both the inner and outer defenses are located on the grounds. The museum will be open the first Sunday of each ...

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Historic Sandusky

Historic Sandusky, built in 1808, is one of the Lynchburg area's first homes to display the architectural details and refinements characteristic of Federal style mansions. Taken over and used as Union headquarters during the Battle of Lynchburg, the home is now the site of the Historic Sandusky Museum and Civil ...

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Hunter’s Raid: A Driving Tour of Gen. David Hunter’s 1864 Raid

With the help of over twenty Virginia Civil War Trails markers and this driving map, you can travel the route of Hunter's 1864 Raid and visit many of it's sites, as well as other Civil War places of interest. The route also features some of the most beautiful landscapes and ...

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Lynchburg Museum at the Old Court House

Explore the rich history of Central Virginia at The Lynchburg Museum at the Old Court House. The Museum shares stories about the people and fascinating events that shaped the region. Exhibits include antique toys, military items from all wars, fine art, furniture and silver made in Lynchburg, costumes, historic photographs, ...

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McLean House – Appomattox Court House National Historical Park

Twenty miles east of Lynchburg, here on April 9, 1865, General Robert E. Lee surrendered to General Ulysses S. Grant, bringing an end to the Civil War. The war cost more American lives than World War I and II and the Korean War combined. The McLean House and the surrounding ...

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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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National Civil War Chaplains Museum

The museum/research center is unique in that there is no other museum in the nation dedicated solely to the memory of the chaplains, priests, and rabbis who served in the US and CSA armies during the Civil War.  Employing videos, murals, paintings, artifacts, and displays, the museum/research gives its visitors ...

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