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“What a Lady!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Anne Spencer House

Anne Spencer House
1313 Pierce St., Lynchburg, VA 24501
434/845-1313
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Ranked #7 of 16 Attractions in Lynchburg
Lynchburg, Virginia
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“What a Lady!”
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.

Visited April 2012
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“A Must See :)”
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 Harlem Renaissance period and reflects not only the work of Anne but of her talented and well-known friends of the time, such as Langston Hughes. Anne was also an avid gardener and her gorgeous backyard garden is open to the public (and free) from sunrise to sunset.
This little house museum is a gem and anyone would enjoy visiting. Her granddaughter's dedication to preserving her home and legacy is inspiring and this is why it is important to visit the Anne Spencer house and support small historic house museums. :)

Visited June 2011
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