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Address: 757 Sandusky Drive, Lynchburg, VA 24502-1429
Phone Number:
+1 434-832-0162
10:00 - 16:00
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Sun 13:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

Sandusky is a federal style home built in 1808 by Charles Johnston. Today,...

Sandusky is a federal style home built in 1808 by Charles Johnston. Today, the home is open as a historic house museum and is currently under ongoing restoration to the 1864 period when the home was used as Union Headquarters by General David Hunter. Historic Sandusky is operated by the Historic Sandusky foundation in partnership with Lynchburg College.

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Yes this place has a lot of history......I didn't know Lynchburg was almost lost to the Union army, the battle that took place here must have been tremendous. Lots of lives were... read more

Reviewed 15 June 2016
Boca Raton, Florida
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Boca Raton, Florida
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Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

Yes this place has a lot of history......I didn't know Lynchburg was almost lost to the Union army, the battle that took place here must have been tremendous. Lots of lives were lost, I learned from the short film, that the town of lynchburg took care of the wounded Union soldiers when the union army left in the dead of... More 

1 Thank Winnebago2010
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Reviewed 17 April 2016

Sandusky is currently undergoing restoration but one can still tour the home and see what is being done to preserve it's history. There is a short (about 10 minutes) film that you can view beforehand and I would highly recommend it. It is very well done and helps you to understand the significance of this house in the Civil War.... More 

2 Thank Piglet-CW
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

Out for one of our adventure days and though raised in Lynchburg had never seen or visited Sandusky as it was a private residence . now it is open to the public even while it is being restored. We were delighted with our tour guide, Kelley, she knew all the history of the house and the battle and the furnishings... More 

1 Thank Rebecca P
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2015

Took a few minutes out to visit, and the buildings are very well maintained and interesting, although there isn't much else there. It is worth the short drive off the main road.

1 Thank peppermanPasadena
Roanoke, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2015

Strong, small historic home still nestled in a neighborhood. House under active reconstruction, always fun to see in progress. Story of home's role in battle interesting and charmingly told by actors during a recent Haunted History night tour. Visitor center houses a few companion displays with solid attention to US Civil War medical history. Small gift shop sells books, lapel... More 

1 Thank regiontravelreturns
Draper, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2015

A very nice visitors center with nicely presented artifacts. One room serves as a theater that shows the movie "Hunter's Raid". A first class documentary of the 1864 raid that culminated in the Battle of Lynchburg where the Federal raid was stopped and they were compelled to retreat. Sandusky was heavily involved during the battle, serving as the headquarters for... More 

2 Thank Bryan B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 September 2015

Historic Sandusky has something for everyone. If you are interested in the Civil War in Lynchburg this is the place to visit. Greg Starbuck is extremely knowledgeable, and the movie is informative and interesting. The fact that they have archaeological digs taking place addsto the intrigue. The house, while being restored gave a perspective of the historical research necessary for... More 

1 Thank DEAN S
Roanoke, Virginia
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Reviewed 1 September 2015

Interesting to find out that this was a skirmish instead of a battle and to read about the brave soldiers and Generals.

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Belmont, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2015 via mobile

A fantastic house with great young interpreters. They show you a lot, and it's not the typical canned spiel. Good video intro and very nice gift shop. House used in 1864 battle of Lynchburg as HQ by Union general David Hunter, said to be the ugliest Yank general, and he had a lot of competition. Helps if you have GPS... More 

1 Thank Michael C
Hilton Head
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2014

The short review: The museum has interesting displays, a short film worth watching. The home is a work in progress which, I think, makes it even more interesting. This is a quick, easy place to stop. The long review: There are bigger, more well-known historic sites in the area, but Sandusky Historic Site is worthwhile and easy to fit into... More 

4 Thank MaymeSez

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