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Point of Honor

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Address: 112 Cabell Street, Lynchburg, VA 24504
Phone Number: 434-455-6226
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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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Lovely destination but located in what looks like a bad neighborhood

This house is lovely and a nice day visit. The staff is friendly. The gift shop is a little lacking in appropriate merchandise. I would like to see a more historic themes along... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
allnamestakengeez
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Lynchburg, Virginia
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Lynchburg, Virginia
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Patrick Henryo lived here at one time ro visited or something. An interesting visit and it is oening up to the neighborhood also,

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Thank margwat2016
Lynchburg M, Public Relations Manager at Point of Honor, responded to this review

Thank You for visiting Point of Honor, which was owned by Dr. George Cabell who was Patrick Henry's friend and physician. We hope you enjoyed your tour. More 

Lynchburg, Virginia
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37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This house is lovely and a nice day visit. The staff is friendly. The gift shop is a little lacking in appropriate merchandise. I would like to see a more historic themes along with the actual home theme reflected in the items they sell. Also, all the interesting people who have called this their home over the numerous past decades... 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 we are glad you enjoyed your tour of the house. The neighborhood is up and coming with homes being restored to their former glory. Thank You for your suggestions concerning the gift shop, we will pass them along to the appropriate people. More 

Livingston
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20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful old house with great history. Took the tour and it was worth the time. Guide was informative answered our questions and did not rush us. The area also had nice houses and if you like the houses drive thru diamond hill for a look of other great homes that have been restores

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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're glad you enjoyed your tour and was able to take your time and have all your questions answered. More 

Morganton, North Carolina
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32 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

We toured the home and enjoyed the view above Lynchburg and the James River. Elizabeth was very knowledgeable and gave us history of the house and families. The painted walls, wallpaper and front floor covering were lovely.

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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 you had a great tour with Elizabeth and enjoyed the views as much as we do. More 

Englewood, Colorado
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99 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

We picked the right day to tour Point of Honor. There was just the 2 of us and our tour guide Tom was full of information. Two sides of the home, one for guest the other for family. One half of the upstairs was for the children and their nanny, a slave, also slept upstairs to care for the children.... 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 you enjoyed your tour and found it informative! Please visit us again! More 

Lynchburg, Virginia
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29 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

We have been twice on free days. On the free days you do not get to tour upstairs. We found out that it's a live in slave room. They have a few free days a year if you don't want to pay the 6 dollar fee. That is not a lot of money to see the entire house and learn... 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, not only on free days but other times as well! More 

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29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

Really enjoy seeing old homes that have been faithfully restored as this one has. Going from room to room and hearing the history of the people that lived here was really interesting and makes you appreciate our modern "luxuries." If you enjoy history, this is a must visit and the price it great too. Only $6 for adults.

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

Thank You for visiting Point of Honor! Glad you enjoyed your visit and our modern luxuries! More 

Lynchburg, Virginia
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59 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

Once was enough. I'm not a huge history buff so I may have not been as engaged as those who are. If you have nothing else to do, give it a look.

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

Thank You for visiting Point of Honor! More 

Virginia
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016 via mobile

Loved the way the house was restored and the person leading the tour was very knowledgable. I would love to go again around Thanksgiving or Christmas to see how it is decorated

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

Thank You for visiting Point of Honor! We hope you do make a return visit - Christmas Open House is held the first Sunday in December from noon-4pm and is a wonderful tradition for the whole family! More 

Salisbury
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34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016 via mobile

I arrived at Point of Honor on a slow Saturday. The admission was only $6. The house is beautiful and well restored, but seems much smaller than I expected on the inside. The interior is beautifully and carefully restored to the best degree possible to simulate how it looked in 1815 when it was built. Original trim colors were discovered... 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 you enjoyed your tour. More 

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