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Address: 112 Cabell Street, Lynchburg, VA 24504
Phone Number: 434-455-6226
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Description: Point of Honor, the elegant Federal-style home built by Dr. George Cabell...
Point of Honor, the elegant Federal-style home built by Dr. George Cabell in 1815. Point of Honor is furnished with period antiques, and the grounds contain a recreated plantation kitchen, gardens, and the Carriage House Gift Shop.
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DISTINCTIVE HISTORIC FEDERAL-STYLE MANSION

Taking a tour of Point of Honor was a tag-on to my visit to the Lynchburg area while attending events the 150th anniversary of Lee’s surrender to Grant at Appomattox Court House... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
Maurene_K
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Dover, New Hampshire
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Dover, New Hampshire
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523 reviews 523 reviews
221 attraction reviews
1,597 helpful votes 1,597 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Taking a tour of Point of Honor was a tag-on to my visit to the Lynchburg area while attending events the 150th anniversary of Lee’s surrender to Grant at Appomattox Court House National Historical Park. Coming up the roadway, one passes by the front of the stuccoed-red brick federal style mansion at a distance. One is struck by its elegant... More 

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Lynchburg M, Public Relations Manager at Point of Honor, responded to this review

Thank You for visiting Point of Honor and the Lynchburg area during the Sesquicentennial. Glad you enjoyed your visit! More 

Virginia Beach, Virginia
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263 reviews 263 reviews
15 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

During our recent visit to Lynchburg, VA, my wife and I visited Point of Honor - the home of Dr. George Cabell, Patrick Henry's personal physician. The mansion is a Virginia landmark that was completed in 1815 by Dr. Cabell. Not only a remarkable architectural specimen, it is truly a solid, durable testament to the creative genius of the time.... More 

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Lynchburg M, Public Relations Manager at Point of Honor, responded to this review

Thank You for your visit to Lynchburg and Point of Honor! We love its architectural beauty as well. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I went with my three children. The tour guide was excellent. She was very informative and adapted the tour for children.

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Lynchburg M, Public Relations Manager at Point of Honor, responded to this review

Thank You for visiting Point of Honor and bringing your children! So glad you enjoyed your tour and hope the kids had fun too! More 

Forest, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

It is a great home to tour at any time, but the Christmas season is a special time. The home is filled with period décor, lovely music and is free to the public the first Sunday in December. The interpreters do a great job making you feel like you have stepped back in time for the Christmas celebration with the... More 

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Lynchburg M, Public Relations Manager at Point of Honor, responded to this review

Thank You for visiting Point of Honor! Christmas Open House is one of our favorite events because the house takes on a magical experience with the decorations of live greens and Riddle on the Harp playing music in the parlor. What a great way to start the Christmas season! More 

Lynchburg, Virginia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Traveled back in history to see how Lynchburg may have celebrated the holidays in years gone by. From entertainment to dining, they laid out how the families may have celebrated. Only complaint was that the musical interlude was too short.

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Lynchburg M, Public Relations Manager at Point of Honor, responded to this review

Thank You for visiting during our Christmas Open House which is always such a fun and delightful day for all who visit. We decorate the house as it would have been in the early 1800s and everyone always enjoys Riddle on the Harp playing in the parlor. More 

Buckingham, Virginia, United States
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We had been cooped up because of the snow for a couple of days so it was nice to get out of the house and take a drive to Lynchburg. I checked TripAdvisor and thought that Point of Honor might be something to see. We all enjoy seeing historical homes and Point of Honor did not disappoint. Beverly, our tour... More 

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Lynchburg M, Public Relations Manager at Point of Honor, responded to this review

Thank You for visiting Point of Honor! We are glad we were able to be open for your visit with all the snow that fell. We will also pass on your kind words about Bev. More 

Lynchburg, Virginia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

If you are interested in exploring the history of the Hill City, this is a must see site. The land offers a striking view of the city and gives a feel to the visitor of how Lynchburg grew out of downtown to the "fancy homes" like PoH. The house is interesting architecturally form many standpoints, with its varying levels of... More 

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Lynchburg M, Public Relations Manager at Point of Honor, responded to this review

Thank You for visiting PoH and glad you enjoyed your tour! The view from the house is beautiful and one that we like to point out to visitors who are local and from afar! More 

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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We were looking for some history in Lynchburg, VA. We saw a brochure for Point of Honor mansion at our hotel and decided to visit. When built in the early 1800s, Point of Honor was on a large (850 acre) plantation in a rural area of Virginia. But now it is is surrounded by homes and industrial areas. It is... More 

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Lynchburg M, Public Relations Manager at Point of Honor, responded to this review

Thank You for deciding to visit Point of Honor! We're glad you enjoyed your tour and the history represented. More 

Lynchburg, Virginia
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105 reviews 105 reviews
23 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

For over thirteen years I lived diagonal to this property. It is a finally decorated and researched home and worth touring just to see the wall paper. Popular as a place to take children when biking on the Blackwater Bike Trail. Often used for public events.

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Lynchburg M, Public Relations Manager at Point of Honor, responded to this review

Thank You, neighbor! The Monuments of Paris wallpaper is quite something! More 

north carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We stopped at Point of Honor on the spur of the moment and are very glad we did. We arrived mid-morning on a weekday and there were no special programs going on or school groups visiting. As a result the two of us got a private tour by the very knowledgeable and friendly Beverly. She answered all our questions and... More 

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Lynchburg M, Public Relations Manager at Point of Honor, responded to this review

Thank You for your spur of the moment stop to Point of Honor! So glad you enjoyed your tour and the little Medicine exhibit! More 

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