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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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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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Historic District Walking Tour

By foot or by car, Lynchburg’s seven historic districts are a must see. These prosperous neighborhoods sprang up in Lynchburg during the 19th Century when tobacco tycoons, doctors, and attorneys made Lynchburg the wealthiest city in the nation for its size. The impressive Queen Ann and Federal style mansions offer both ...

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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 Historic Tours General Information

Lynchburg Historic Tours offers a range of tours in and around Lynchburg and the Central Virginia countryside. A city rich in history, period architecture, and local color, Lynchburg rises above the James River in the shadow of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Approximately 180 miles southwest of the nation's capital, this ...

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Natural Bridge

An easy and beautiful forty-five minute drive, Natural Bridge, one of the seven natural wonders of the world, a historic Virginia Landmark and a National Historic Landmark, is located one hour northwest of Lynchburg.  Once owned by Thomas Jefferson, this marvel of nature soars 215ft. high. Nearby you will find the Natural Bridge ...

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Peaks of Otter Lodge

The natural wonder of Peaks of Otter is the main attraction here, of course, but it's perfectly complimented by the warm hospitality at Peaks of Otter Lodge. Both are a breath of fresh air. Nestled between two of the three mountains that make up Peaks of Otter, the Lodge offers 63 ...

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The Battle of Lynchburg Driving Tour

An enjoyable and educational driving tour facilitated by CD and narrated by renowned Civil War authority James Robertson, Jr. The route encompasses eight sites critical to the events of June 17-18, 1864, each hosting informative historic and interpretive markers. Tapes or CDs and maps for the tour are available at ...

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Turn of the Century Walking Tour

A short thirty minute drive east of Lynchburg in the town of Appomattox, one will find a delightful walking tour facilitated by a informative, full color brochure. This exciting tour covers some of the majestic, "turn of the century" homes in Appomattox. You will also be guided past historically significant buildings, ...

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Visitors Guide

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