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Amazement Square — 27 9th Street

Amazement Square is a nationally recognized and award-winning, hands-on museum located in downtown Lynchburg. Named one of Central Virginia’s family favorites, the museum offers 29,000 square feet including four floors of interactive exhibits designed to make learning fun. Guests of all ages can paint on the walls, explore life on the farm, create a rainstorm, float a boat down the James River and rock out on stage in their own band! Right in the center of the historic building is the Amazement Tower, the tallest indoor climbing structure in the nation, offering an endless maze of slides, tunnels and a zip-line!

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Point of Honor ~ 112 Cabell Street

Point of Honor was built in 1815 by the Cabell family and is among the most elegant examples of Federal architecture in Piedmont Virginia. The home is notable for the polygonal bays on the front façade and fine original woodwork.  Originally consisting of 750 acres, Point of Honor plantation stretched from what is now Downtown Lynchburg to modern-day Randolph College. Open for tours daily, Point of Honor also features a reconstructed outdoor kitchen, an exhibit on early medicine, a gift shop stocked with local and period items.

 

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The Legacy Museum of African American History — 403 Monroe Street

The museum offers exhibitions and programs on all aspects of local African American history and culture from the first arrival of Africans in Lynchburg until the present day.

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The Lynchburg Museum — 901 Court Street

The newly restored Lynchburg Museum reopened in 2008 with new galleries and displays. The building itself is historic as it served as part of Lynchburg’s court system from 1855 to 1970. The museum has begun a ”Night at the Museum“ program for children and their parents where you can spend the night.

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The Old City Cemetery — 401 Taylor Street

The cemetery offers a fascinating look at Lynchburg’s past and also offers excellent examples of gardens. You can pick up a map at the Gatehouse for a self-guided tour. The Mourning Museum (inside the Cemetery Center) is open for drop-in visits whenever the Cemetery Center is open (see above). Tours of the Mourning Museum are free of charge. The Pest House, Hearse House, Station House, and Chapel are open all day for self-guided exterior tours, using brochures and audio recordings.

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