Lynchburg Vacations & Travel Packages!
An independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia, Lynchburg is located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains along the banks of the James River. It was the one prominent city in the country that was not captured by the Union before the end of the American Civil War. Lynchburg is known as the 'Hill City' or the 'City of Seven Hills'. It is a city that remembers its history while focusing on the future. Lynchburg is a vivacious central city fostering a strong sense of cultural exploration. The city has outstanding educational, cultural, and recreational opportunities. Other opportunities in the city include hiking the Blue Ridge Mountains or the Appalachian Trail, boating and swimming on Smith Lake Mountain, skiing at nearby Wintergreen Resort, and more.
Places of Interest in Lynchburg
Appomattox Co. Historical Museum
Located in the Court House Square, Appomattox Co. Historical Museum was once a jail started in 1895 and completed in 1897. The present structure is a museum that boasts a turn-of-the-city one-room school, a jail cell, a doctor's office, and a plethora of artifacts and excellent memorabilia of the past. Appomattox Co. Historical Museum remains open May through October.
Academy Center of the Arts
Built in 1905, Academy Center of the Arts is a the centerpiece of regional visual and performing art center. The building of the center features a studio theater and a historic center. The historic center is undergoing renovation. Theater in the center displays an assortment of performances incorporating professional road shows, jazz, magic shows, opera, and several competitions.
Amherst County Museum & Historical Society
Aiming to preserve the history of Amherst, Amherst County Museum & Historical Society is located about twenty miles north of Lynchburg. The museum is housed in a 1907 Georgian home and maintains two rooms of changing exhibits on the history of Amherst. Admission in the museum is free of cost.
5th Street Art House
If a tourist wants to explore the local handicraft, he can visit 5th Street Art House which is a cooperative art gallery. This gallery features handmade works by the local artists and craftspeople. Tourists can experience a hand-blown glass demonstration here at 5th Street Art House.