Founded in 1786, Lynchburg boasts small town charm with beautiful sweeping views of the James River and the famed Blue Ridge Mountains. An important city in the history of America, Lynchburg is not only home to Poplar Forest, the home of Thomas Jefferson, but offers a variety of exciting attractions and things to see and do. Check out Civil War battle sites and vast plantations, award-winning wineries, countless cultural and outdoor activities, and annual festivals.
Local attractions in Lynchburg include an array of cultural attractions and outdoor activities such as seven historic districts, museums, galleries, community markets and theaters. Attractions not to be missed include the Academy of Fine Arts, Amazement Square, the Anne Spencer House, the Legacy Museum, Lynchburg Museum, Monument Terrace, the Renaissance Theater and Opera on the James. Fun-filled activities include the Blackwater Trail, the Community Market and the Rise Up Climbing Center.
Downtown Lynchburg is also home to an array of locally owned boutique shops, bookstores, outdoor outfitters and clothing stores that boast a distinctly Southern charm, as well as antique stores, collectibles and classic furniture.
Enjoy tasting at one of the many breweries in and around the town, and Lynchburg has a plethora of choices when it comes to dining with an array of restaurants serving all types of cuisine from “down home” Southern comfort food to haute cuisine.
Lynchburg plays host to an array of festivals and events throughout the year, including the annual Chocolate Festival, Angel’s Race, The Garlic Festival, the Festy Experience Bluegrass Festival, the Harvest Jubilee and Wine Festival, the Lynchburg Beer and Wine Festival and the Lynchburg Music Festival.
1312 Commerce Street, Lynchburg, VA 24504, Phone: 434-455-1500
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