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Thomas Balch Library

208 West Market St., Leesburg, VA 20176
703 737-7195
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Ranked #9 of 50 Attractions in Leesburg
Type: Libraries
Most recent review
- Aug 25, 2014
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Alexandria, VA
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509 reviews 509 reviews
242 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Two blocks from the main intersection of Leesburg, the Balch Library is a testament to the importance of space dedicated to intellectual pursuits. The library houses a good collection of contemporary fiction and non-fiction books as well as numerous newspapers and periodicals. There are enough computers for those making connections on the Internet also. The Balch collection specializes in historical... More

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Buffalo, New York
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42 reviews 42 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

This is a lovely library with pieces of Leesburg and Loudoun County History! It's worth some time visiting the library and just talking to their wonderfully engaging staff.

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Leesburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The Balch Library has an excellent collection of genealogical and historical research materials and is housed in a unique and historic building.

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Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

The Library not only has Virginia research material, but also many other states, as well. The staff is very helpful and knowledgeable. There are many useful databases, including Ancestry and Genealogy Bank. It is well worth your time to visit!

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centerburg, ohio
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14 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

they have so many resources and the staff is there to assist you in your research. Staff is very knowledgeable. It was never too busy so I could get personal attention.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

I love libraries. Books, quietness... a respite from the outside world. I visited the Balch Library to simply work on a book I'm writing. It's a beautifully-appointed library with a nice selection of reading and reference materials. There are no kids running around in the Balch library because I don't believe that it is allowed to have any shred of... More

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Leesburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

This is an amazing library setting, with artwork that depicts major historical milestones of the local area. I coordinated a group program here on geneology for one of my organizations and the staff was very welcoming and instructional. They provided handouts as well as hands on resources for researching one's "roots." I've also gone back to attend their public talks... More

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012

We wandered in here with just an hour to spare. I have family roots in Leesburg. The librarian located two cemeteries where my ancestors are buried and even found plot numbers for me. He also located a family will and a newspaper article. I will definitely be back and allocate more time.

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