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Appomattox Court House National Historic Park Booker T. Washington
City Cemetery & Gardens Community Market
Diamond Hill Maier Museum of Art
Point of Honor Poplar Forest
Red Hill The Anne Spencer House and Garden
The Appalachian Trail The Lynchburg Fine Arts Center
The Lynchburg Hillcats The Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra
The Ninth Street Bridge The Old Courthouse


Diamond Hill

Why is it called Diamond Hill? No one knows. When the area was annexed by Lynchburg in 1870, it was already using this name. The 1890's were its "boom" years. Many of these older homes were plowed down for newer homes, but some remain today. Until WWII, this area flourished, then the area began to decline. The Historical Society, formed in 1974, has been the driving force behind the restoration of this area.

Contact the Diamond Hill Historical Society, Inc.
P.O. Box 803
Lynchburg, VA 24505


Community Market

Main at 12th in Lynchburg, VA 24504

Steeped in tradition, people have been coming to "market" for over 200 years! Thomas Jefferson came often during his visits to Poplar Forest. Open Mon-Fri 7 am - 2 pm and Sat. 6 am - 2 pm. Phone: 434 847-1499 for more information. Special events all year long!

Point of Honor

George Cabell's Mansion on the James River

This mansion is located on Daniel's Hill above the James River. Completely renovated, you may see a wonderful example of Federal style residential architecture. It was built about 1815 by Dr. George Cabell, Sr., a famous physician.

Open daily 1 pm to 4 pm. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas and New Years Day

For reservations and information call or write:

Lynchburg Museum System
P.O. Box 60
Lynchburg, VA 24505
Phone: (434) 847-1459


The Old Courthouse

Lynchburg, VA

Built c. 1855, it houses the Lynchburg Museum system. There are several exhibits of the city's history through different eras. The restoration of this building has brought the courthouse back to its original 1855 splendor. It is open daily from 1 - 4 pm except for specific major holidays. Please call 434 847-1459 for more information.


The Anne Spencer House and Garden

1313 Pierce Street
Lynchburg, VA 24501
Phone: 434 845-1313

Anne Spencer was an internationally acclaimed poet who was part of the Harlem Renaissance. The garden, which served as inspiration for much of her poetry, was restored in the 1980s and is open without charge from 10 am - 4 pm, Mon - Sat. The house is open by appointment.


City Cemetery & Gardens

4th and Taylor Streets. Also known as the "Old Methodist Cemetery". This is a registered historic landmark, using land first donated in 1806 by city founder, John Lynch. One of the gardens, the medicinal garden, is well-known. Open from dawn to dusk. Call 434 847-1459 for more information.


Poplar Forest

Poplar Forest is Thomas Jefferson's retreat from Monticello. It is located just west of Lynchburg in Bedford County. It is one of the first octagonal homes in the country. Annual Independence Celebration on July 4th. The retreat is open from April through November on Wed - Sun. from 10 am - 4 pm. Fee for admission.

Contact information:

The Corporation for Jefferson's Poplar Forest
P.O. Box 419
Forest, VA 24551
Phone: (434) 525-1806


Booker T. Washington

The first president of Tuskegee Institute was born near Lynchburg on a tobacco plantation. His log cabin home and the plantation have been restored and reconstructed at Booker T. Washington National Monument at Rocky Mount, in nearby Bedford County. Open 8:30 am - 5 pm daily except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.


The Appalachian Trail

The trail runs from Springer Mountain, GA to Mount Katahdin, Maine - stretching 2,000 miles. There are several places near Lynchburg to access this poplar hiking trail.


The Lynchburg Hillcats

An affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates, the Hillcats are the areas only Single A professional sports team. They play in the Carolina League at Lynchburg City Stadium


The Lynchburg Fine Arts Center

One of the oldest continuous community theatre groups in the country. Both musical theatre and drama are presented during the season at the center. Performances of music, dance and theatre are performed during the entire year. Phone: 434 846-3804


The Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra

Quality, classical music is presented in concert during the season. Young people's concerts and a summer outdoor concert with fireworks are among their special activities. For more information, please call 434 845-6604


Ninth Street Bridge - Canal Arch

at the foot of Ninth Street.

This is the oldest structure in this area. A stone bridge, it now carries Ninth Street over the James River and Kanawha Canal. An inscription above the keystone of the arch reads: "Built A.D. 1839 by J.S. King."


Appomattox Court House National Historic Park

Just east of Lynchburg, this marks the site of the end of the Civil War. Period-dressed interpreters can answer your questions about the specifics of that time. Hours: 9 am - 5 pm daily. Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Day, M.L. King, Jr. Day, and President's Day. Call 434 352-8987 for more information


Maier Museum of Art

A collection of 19th and 20th century artwork are located in this museum on the campus of Randolph-Macon Woman's College.
Please call 434 947-8136 for more information.

Randolph College
2500 Rivermont Ave.
Lynchburg, VA 24503
Phone: 434-947-8136


Red Hill

The last home and the burial place of Patrick Henry is located southeast of Brookneal near Lynchburg. Tours are available. Please call 434 376-2044 for more information.


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