3620 Candlers Mountain Road
Lynchburg, VA 24502
Phone: (434) 846-6900
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Arts & Museums
The historical Sandusky House is sited at the Lynchburg vicinity in Virginia. The building was constructed in 1808 and carries massive monumental value. The house has paved its way to the National Register of Historic Places and is a superb example of the Federal style of architecture.
The Anne Spencer House is the abode of late poet and activist Anne Spencer. Built in 1903, this two-story home is an example of Queen Anne style architecture and is surrounded by verdant gardens. Explore the rooms and view artifacts, decor and furnishings in their original 20th-century setting.
Dedicated to collecting, preserving, and exhibiting historical artifacts relating to significant contributions of the African-American community in Lynchburg and the region, this museum contains special interest exhibits that include the Civil Rights struggle, entertainment and sports, the arts, and much more.
The Lynchburg Courthouse is a historic building that dates back to the 1850s era. Placed in the U.S. National Register of Historic Places, it now houses the Lynchburg Museum, that conserves and displays historical heritage of Lynchburg.
Exhibits the work of professional-level contemporary artists, in a variety of media, for the enrichment and enjoyment of the citizens of Central Virginia.
A nationally recognized museum which houses a growing collection of several thousand paintings, prints, drawings, and photographs with a focus on works by outstanding American artists of the 19th and 20th centuries.
The Avoca Museum, located in Altavista is an apt place for history lovers. Filled with vintage pieces and items dating back to the Civil War era, the museum has a true touch of local history and culture. Apart from being a historic landmark and a museum, it also used to be a beautiful house. The museum facility also serves as a rental space for private events and weddings. This historic place is sure to add a touch of grandeur to your celebrations.
Known as "Central Virginia's Best Kept Secret," this center promotes the cultural arts and offers five annual cultural festivals, children and adult art related classes, and indoor musical coffeehouses. An engaging variety of musical concerts, gallery exhibitions, lecture series, and interactive creativity in classes and workshops is featured at this center.
Housed in a building which was built in 1895 as a Masonic Temple and is the only example of Romanesque Revival architecture in Bedford, this impressive museum showcases Bedford's history from early native American life through the War Between the States and into the 20th century. A geneology library is also on site.
On April 9, 1865, Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered to Union General Ulysses S. Grant at this site. Grant's army had successfully cut off the exhausted and much smaller southern troops. The two generals met at McLean House and the surrender was documented ending four years of battle between the north and the south. The park contains several buildings and historic sites significant to this monumental event on 1,700 acres. Cars are not allowed in the village, but walking tour maps are available at the Visitor Center. Appomattox Court House is about 90 miles from Richmond.