Come visit the Lynchburg Museum and explore the history of Lynchburg and the Virginia Piedmont. The James River runs through our history — fords where the Native Americans crossed, an 18th century ferry founded by Quakers that gave birth to a city, and the waterway that transported tobacco to Richmond and to the far reaches of the world.
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There are five galleries on the main level and displays on the ground and second floors. Visitors enter into the Main Courtroom Gallery to see a huge color mural (33 feet by 8 feet) of the Edward Beyer painting of Lynchburg done in 1855, the same year the Court House was completed. Capturing the City from Madison Heights looking across the James River, the Beyer image provides a monumental and detailed view of Lynchburg on the eve of the Civil War.
Grouped with the mural are a variety of objects: a tall case clock from the early 19th century, a beverage cooler owned by Confederate General Jubal Early, an elaborate gilt harp brought to Lynchburg in the 1850s, a Harley Davidson motorcycle once used by the Lynchburg Police Department, a soapbox derby racer, and much more! Three media programs focus on the people, historic images of Lynchburg, and historic maps.
Other galleries on this level include:
Art and Artisans: an exhibition of furniture, art, firearms, silver, and other items from Lynchburg.
Piedmont Pride: a gallery on the military service of the men and women of Central Virginia from the Revolutionary War through today.
Lynchburg Life: a look at entertainment, sports, music, businesses, and costumes linked to the Hill City.
An Ornament on the Hill: covers the history of our largest artifact, the Old Court House, since it was completed in 1855 including architecture, courts, and its brief service as the Capitol of Virginia in 1865.
Second Floor: The Gifford Gallery is a multipurpose space used for educational programs and changing exhibits.
Have you visited the Lynchburg Museum and are interested in filling out a visitor's survey? Your comments are greatly appreciated. Please click on the following link, print out the survey, fill it out, and mail it to us at:
The Lynchburg Museum
P.O. Box 529
Lynchburg, VA 24505
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Lynchburg Museum Foundation
P. O. Box 529, Lynchburg, VA 24505
The Lynchburg Museum is accessible to persons with physical limitations with a ground level entrance at the rear of the building and elevator access to all floors. Please call 455.6226 with any questions or for further information.
Point of Honor
The Lynchburg Museum System is made up of the Museum and Point of Honor, the elegant Federal-style home built by Dr. George Cabell in 1815. Point of Honor is located at 112 Cabell Street less than five minutes from the Museum. The home is furnished with period antiques, and the grounds contain a recreated plantation kitchen, gardens, and the Carriage House Gift Shop. Visit www.pointofhonor.org for more information.
Admission Rates Regular Group (10+)
Adults: $6.00 $5.00
Seniors 60 and over: $5.00 $4.00
College Student w/ID: $4.00 $3.00
Children 6-17, with adult: $3.00 $2.00
Under 6: FREE FREE
Joint Tickets to PoH & The Lynchburg Museum:
Adults: $10.00 $9.00
Seniors 60 and over: $8.00 $7.00
College Student w/ID: $7.00 $5.00
Children 6-17, with adult: $5.00 $3.00
Under 6: FREE FREE
Monday - Saturday: 10 am - 4 pm
Sunday: Noon - 4 pm
The Lynchburg Museum and Point of Honor are available for special tours for your church, civic, or social groups with discounted group rates. We also provide outreach programs and speakers to local organizations. Please call the Museum Educator at (434) 455-4424 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.