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Anne Spencer House

1313 Pierce St., Lynchburg, VA 24501
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Ranked #7 of 15 Attractions in Lynchburg

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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95 reviews 95 reviews
48 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

It is most sad that we did not manage to tour the Anne Spencer House. However, we did managed to visit the garden behind the house. The garden was simply vibrant with many variants of colorful blooming flowers during our visit. There is a small round pond and it would have been so nice to sit there to read a... More

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193 reviews 193 reviews
57 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I viewed this home on TripAdvisor of things to do in Lynchburg. Not really knowing what to expect, I sent an email to arrange a tour. (All tours are arranged in advance; they do not have regularly scheduled tours.). Shaun got back to me immediately and we scheduled a tour time. That morning we discovered that Shaun was Anne Spencer’s... More

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Hyattsville, Maryland
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

It was a joy to go back in time with the granddaughter of Anne Spencer. She guided us through the house and gardens and gave us so many wonderful facts about Anne Spencer and her husband. I felt as if I was visiting a grandmother and she was going to walk through the door at any moment. Depending on your... More

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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13 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

When you see this house you see nothing but love. I am happy to have known Anne's son Chauncy, but my love of nature and the poem makes me wish that I'd have had the opportunity to know her. This home shows how people can accomplish a great deal with very little.

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Orlando, Florida
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2011

The home of Anne Spencer, an eccentric and successful Harlem Renaissance poet, is wonderfully preserved and managed as a quaint house museum by Anne's granddaughter near downtown Lynchburg. The home is in the beautiful Queen Anne style and is filled with unique art and furnishings, each with their own story. The house was visited by many other artists of the... More

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