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Sandusky Historic Site

Address: 747 Sandusky Drive, Lynchburg, VA 24502
Phone Number: (434) 832-0162
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Ranked #10 of 32 things to do in Lynchburg
Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Hilton Head
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

The short review: The museum has interesting displays, a short film worth watching. The home is a work in progress which, I think, makes it even more interesting. This is a quick, easy place to stop. The long review: There are bigger, more well-known historic sites in the area, but Sandusky Historic Site is worthwhile and easy to fit into... More 

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north carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

While the one-time headquarters of General David "Black Dave" Hunter is undergoing restoration, this historic site is worth a visit. As with all good restorations, this one is being done with great care and thought. One impressive fact is that the furnishings are largely specific to the house. One can see an original painting that was slashed by a Union... More 

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New Paltz, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Be sure to watch the video before the tour - very informative and well done. Our tour guide was very friendly and knowledgable. A beautiful home with lots of architectural features.

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Culpeper VA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Currently (July 2013) Sandusky is undergoing extensive renovation and closed - but a very pleasant docent made an exception for me and took me on a tour. She provided an incredible amount of information about the history of the place, the presidents who have stayed there and efforts to preserve it.

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Lexington, Virginia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

this is a great place to go for some interesting VA and Lynchburg history. The site also has a small area that is very attractive to rent for smaller events

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Richmond, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2012

While we didn't have time to visit the whole site, the stories we heard and the welcome center were great! the boxwoods are amazing to be so old.

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Forest, Virginia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2012

Touring the Sandusky home made the Civil War more relevant to me. The guide was excellent and the information, the buildings, and the furnishings.combined to make the tour most interesting.

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Hampton, Virginia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2011

They Sandusky society is slowly renovating this location and it looked like a nice place to visit, but noone was home on Sunday afternoon during posted open hours.

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2011

This lovely 1808 Federal period home was Union headquarters for the Battle of Lynchburg, 1864. Two future U.S. presidents were stationed here. Great museum of medicine for that historic period. We have visited it for special events, which are always fun. Go back in time for an hour!

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