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Lynchburg Museum

Closed Now: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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well maintained and laid out local history museum

We were interested learning about Hurricane Camille's effect on this area and the docent was very... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2018
Luisa S
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Lynchburg, Virginia
Start every trip to Lynchburg here at the museum

The Lynchburg Museum is located in the old, historic courthouse and packed full of information... read more

Reviewed August 31, 2018
Julie L
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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The Lynchburg Museum at the Old Court House consists of the Court Room Gallery, the history of Lynchburg from the First People to the 21st century, and four other specialized galleries including: Art & Artisans, Piedmont Pride, Lynchburg Life, and...more
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901 Court St, Lynchburg, VA 24504-1603
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

We were interested learning about Hurricane Camille's effect on this area and the docent was very helpful. Highlight of the exhibits was the railroad info. Beautiful architecture/building.More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Lynchburg M, Public Relations Manager at Lynchburg Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 27, 2018

We are glad you enjoyed your visit and was able to learn more about Lynchburg's railroads and the impact of Hurricane Camille. If you visited on a Sunday more than likely you met our volunteer who was state trooper and worked directly in the affected...More

Reviewed August 31, 2018

The Lynchburg Museum is located in the old, historic courthouse and packed full of information about the town and the surrounding areas. I learned not only about Lynchburg's involvement in various wars and battles, but also how many things were produced/made in Lynchburg. The gentleman...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Lynchburg M, Public Relations Manager at Lynchburg Museum, responded to this reviewResponded September 6, 2018

Thank You for visiting the Museum!! Glad you enjoyed it and had easy access through the whole building with your stroller. Thank You for the gift shop feedback! This is something we hope will be able to happen in the future!

Reviewed August 15, 2018

This museum was a hidden gem in downtown Lynchburg. It was small but packed with Lynchburg history. It's definitely worth a visit! Also, it is free!

Date of experience: August 2018
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Lynchburg M, Public Relations Manager at Lynchburg Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2018

Thank You for visiting our Museum!! We hope you will visit us again sometime as we strive to make changes and add new displays.

Reviewed July 10, 2018

Great place to learn about local history & historic figures from the area. Call prior to your visit to make sure of their hours . Plus ask what is being displayed as they change things around .

Date of experience: September 2017
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Lynchburg M, Public Relations Manager at Lynchburg Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 12, 2018

Thank You for visiting!

Reviewed June 23, 2018 via mobile

A local suggested we visit the museum - spot on! This free museum provides a well Documented history of the Lynchburg area. Displays are bright and well done Several great levels to explore!

Date of experience: June 2018
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Lynchburg M, Public Relations Manager at Lynchburg Museum, responded to this reviewResponded June 25, 2018

Thank You for visiting!! Glad you enjoyed and hope you will make a return visit!

Reviewed June 18, 2018

Lynchburg surprised me with a great little museum with a lot of interesting displays and history. A must see and free.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Lynchburg M, Public Relations Manager at Lynchburg Museum, responded to this reviewResponded June 19, 2018

Thank You for visiting the Museum! Glad you enjoyed your visit and we hope you will make a return visit!

Reviewed January 3, 2018

The museum is three floors, the lobby, upper floor & the basement. On the lobby's walls are at least seven time periods: 1.) The first People.-1607. 2.) Frontier Town.-1786. 3.) Tobacco Town.-1805. 4.) Four Years.-1861-1865. 5.) Reconstruction & Recovery.-1870. 6.) A New Century.-1900. 7.) Duty,...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Lynchburg M, Public Relations Manager at Lynchburg Museum, responded to this reviewResponded January 4, 2018

Thank You for visiting the Museum! Glad you enjoyed your visit and gave such a detailed review! We hope you'll visit again as we will be making changes in June.

Reviewed December 3, 2017 via mobile

I came to the museum to do some research on my family history and the staff were so helpful and friendly. The museum is small but the displays are professionally curated and interesting. It’s also free, so go check it out!

Date of experience: December 2017
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Lynchburg M, Public Relations Manager at Lynchburg Museum, responded to this reviewResponded December 5, 2017

Thank You for choosing the Museum to research your family! Hope you found the information you were looking for and enjoyed your time here! We hope you'll visit us again.

Reviewed October 22, 2017

Was leaving Lynchburg and wanted to take a run downtown........stopped in here.......and found it an excellent small museum based naturally on Lynchburg history. Exhibits were perfectly laid out.......I respected what I did see.......but did not have that much time. Would recommend.........donations only required.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Lynchburg M, Public Relations Manager at Lynchburg Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 25, 2017

Thank You for visiting the Lynchburg Museum, even though you didn't have much time, we are glad you enjoyed your time here. Hope you will make a return visit!

Reviewed October 11, 2017

This place is FREE! Kid Friendly! AND is like opening a history book on Lynchburg Virginia. I would highly recommend this place to any visitor to the area who wants to see what makes Lynchburg such an amazing city. PLUS they have a display of...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Lynchburg M, Public Relations Manager at Lynchburg Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2017

Thank You for visiting the Museum! We are glad you enjoyed your visit and hope you will make a return visit - we do change exhibits about once a year.

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Jack L
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Good Morning! The Museum's GPS address is 901 Court Street with free on street parking for up to 2 hours. Clay Street Parking deck is behind the Museum with address of 808 Clay Street. The middle level is open to the public... More
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