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Address: 4th and Taylor Sts., Lynchburg, VA
Phone Number: 434/847-1465

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While at Old City Cemetery

Enjoyed the History of the Pest House in the Old City Cemetery. Seeing the items in the house opened up some questions from my kids. They got to see how a trip to the doctor's was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2016
Wayne L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

Enjoyed the History of the Pest House in the Old City Cemetery. Seeing the items in the house opened up some questions from my kids. They got to see how a trip to the doctor's was like back in old days.

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Thank Wayne L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

Lived in Lynchburg for 3 years and just now discovered this very interesting medical museum. A fun, relaxed activity for a weekend afternoon.

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Thank Holly B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016 via mobile

We combined a visit to the Pest House Museum with a tour of the Lynchburg Cemetery all organised by Karen and her team. This is a very special place full of history and all the team there combine enthusiasm with knowledge to make this a great visit. We were there for two hours and could have stayed longer. We missed... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

We learned a lot about early 19th century medical pracitices when we visited this location. The Doctor who operated this facility was very important to the community and as a Quaker he saved a lot of lives impacted by the war. He was way ahead of his time in medical innovation.

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Roanoke, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Medicine interests me a great deal. It was quite interesting and we enyoyed the spoken voice on the speakers. Nice touch.

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Thank Chichee2015
Lynchburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This cemetery is so enjoyable you may run into school groups here for school trips. This isn't just a cemetery, it is a living museum. There is always something going on here. It is so picturesque you may see a wedding in the small, charming chapel. There is a small museum and numerous display buildings here as well as a... More 

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The building is well-preserved at the Lynchburg City Cemetery, with plantings that are true to the era. The building includes audio narratives and really takes you back to another time. It is free and easy to reach - right off 5th Street.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This little "museum" is inside the old cemetery. You walk around the outside of the little building looking in at the various Civil War era displays of how disease was treated 150 years ago. Very interesting and disturbing!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

The Pest House along with the Hearse House and Caretakers Museum, the Station House Museum and the Mourning Museum are all part of the Old City Cemetery. There is also a Chapel on the property. It was a most interesting visit to this historic cemetery. We visited in the winter and hope to return again in the spring/summer to see... More 

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Gloucester, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

This is a little house replicating the old "pest house" where people with contagious diseases were sent before the Civil War. It was used during the Civil War as a hospital. You look in the windows and listen to recordings. It is hard to see in the windows. This site is in Old City Cemetery.

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