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“Really good tour”
Review of Point of Honor

Point of Honor
Ranked #6 of 38 things to do in Lynchburg
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
washington dc
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Really good tour”
Reviewed April 15, 2013

Touring historical homes is not usually my cup of tea but I enjoyed this one. The tour conductor was knowledgable, entertaining and her presentation was top notch.

Visited April 2013
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Bristol, Virginia
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“A Must See While in Lynchburg”
Reviewed March 27, 2013

If you like to learn local history and see a beautiful home, take in Point of Honor. Some of the furniture has been linked to family members from the 1800's and other pieces were from the period. There were some interesting pieces and some I had not seen elsewhere. There had been meticulous attention to detail during the restoration to ensure accuracy, and the painstaking process was also included as part of the tour. The docent was excellent, and she took time with questions and added much to the history of the home. As our group arrived late in the afternoon, about an hour before the home was to close, we anticipated an abbreviated tour to fit the time frame. The docent provided the full tour and even offered extra time. It was a delightful afternoon, time well-spent, and southern hospitality was evident. Thank you for an exceptional experience.

Visited March 2013
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Lynchburg M, Manager at Point of Honor, responded to this review, April 29, 2013
So glad that you enjoyed your experience at Point of Honor! We hope you'll visit us again!
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Sewickley, Pennsylvania
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Interesting house”
Reviewed March 18, 2013

We visited when they had a festival going on the grounds so the house tour was a bit crowded but still worth it. Docent did a good job. Interesting history, and a nice tie in to local CIvil War activity. Worth a stop

Visited October 2012
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Montclair, New Jersey
Level 4 Contributor
46 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Very interesting place”
Reviewed October 16, 2012

This Historic house is in excellent condition and well-furnished. It's well worth a visit. The docent that we had did a fine job.

Visited October 2012
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Chesapeake, Virginia
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Nice historical preservation”
Reviewed August 20, 2012

I have visited many 19th century homes over the years and was especially impressed with the meticulous restoration of this house which restored it to it's early 1800's appearance. The tour guide did and excellent job with explaining fine points of the restoration process as well as behind the scenes information which helped to enrich the history experience. This property is located in a part of town that appears ran down and we were mildly concerned about walking the streets to look at other period homes.

Visited August 2012
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