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Lynchburg Museum

901 Court St, Lynchburg, VA 24504-1603
+1 434-455-6226
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History in smal exhibits.

The museum is three floors, the lobby, upper floor & the basement. On the lobby's walls are at... read more

Reviewed 3 January 2018
Jack L
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East Syracuse, New York
History buffs welcome!

I came to the museum to do some research on my family history and the staff were so helpful and... read more

Reviewed 3 December 2017
Kdewitte
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Toronto, Canada
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The Lynchburg Museum at the Old Court House consists of the Court Room Gallery, the history of Lynchburg from the First People to the 21st century, and four other specialized galleries including: Art & Artisans, Piedmont Pride, Lynchburg Life, and An Oranment on the Hill.The First Friday of each month the Museum is open for free from 5pm to 8pm and each month is a different topic relating to Lynchburg history.
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“local history” (9 reviews)
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901 Court St, Lynchburg, VA 24504-1603
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

The museum is three floors, the lobby, upper floor & the basement. On the lobby's walls are at least seven time periods: 1.) The first People.-1607. 2.) Frontier Town.-1786. 3.) Tobacco Town.-1805. 4.) Four Years.-1861-1865. 5.) Reconstruction & Recovery.-1870. 6.) A New Century.-1900. 7.) Duty,...More

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Lynchburg M, Public Relations Manager at Lynchburg Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

Thank You for visiting the Museum! Glad you enjoyed your visit and gave such a detailed review! We hope you'll visit again as we will be making changes in June.

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Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

I came to the museum to do some research on my family history and the staff were so helpful and friendly. The museum is small but the displays are professionally curated and interesting. It’s also free, so go check it out!

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Lynchburg M, Public Relations Manager at Lynchburg Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2017

Thank You for choosing the Museum to research your family! Hope you found the information you were looking for and enjoyed your time here! We hope you'll visit us again.

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Reviewed 23 October 2017

Was leaving Lynchburg and wanted to take a run downtown........stopped in here.......and found it an excellent small museum based naturally on Lynchburg history. Exhibits were perfectly laid out.......I respected what I did see.......but did not have that much time. Would recommend.........donations only required.

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Lynchburg M, Public Relations Manager at Lynchburg Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

Thank You for visiting the Lynchburg Museum, even though you didn't have much time, we are glad you enjoyed your time here. Hope you will make a return visit!

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Reviewed 11 October 2017

This place is FREE! Kid Friendly! AND is like opening a history book on Lynchburg Virginia. I would highly recommend this place to any visitor to the area who wants to see what makes Lynchburg such an amazing city. PLUS they have a display of...More

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Lynchburg M, Public Relations Manager at Lynchburg Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Thank You for visiting the Museum! We are glad you enjoyed your visit and hope you will make a return visit - we do change exhibits about once a year.

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Reviewed 11 August 2017

I was pleasantly surprised by the history of the city on dispay at this museum. Artifacts are nicely displayed and quite educational. I will definitely return here.

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Lynchburg M, Public Relations Manager at Lynchburg Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

Thank You for visiting the Museum! Glad you enjoyed yourself, and yes, please do make return visits as we do change exhibits and portions of exhibits.

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Reviewed 10 August 2017

Our meetup group went here as many of us had never had the opportunity. I took my 5 yr old granddaughter with me. What a great learning experience for both of us! We allowed ourselves a couple of hours, but wish we had more time...More

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Lynchburg M, Public Relations Manager at Lynchburg Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

Thank You for bringing your granddaughter and visiting the Museum! We are thrilled that you and she enjoyed yourselves. Please do visit us again! Hope your granddaughter enjoyed the Kids Corner with coloring pages we have set up. Thank You for your donation!

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Reviewed 3 August 2017

I am a Lynchburg native and I am always excited to learn something new about its history. My grandfather and I went to the Lynchburg Museum at the start of the Civil War Walking Tour. The museum highlights many special artifacts from the city and...More

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Lynchburg M, Public Relations Manager at Lynchburg Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2017

Thank You for visiting the Lynchburg Museum and taking the Civil War Walking Tour! We are glad you enjoyed your visit and we hope you'll visit again as we do make changes to exhibits.

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Reviewed 10 July 2017

We (two adults and one kid) had some extra time on a Saturday and decided to visit this museum prior to attending an event in Lynchburg. What a surprise! The museum is in what was once a courthouse. There are several themes in the facility...More

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Lynchburg M, Public Relations Manager at Lynchburg Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2017

Thank You for visiting the Lynchburg Museum! We hope you enjoyed the event you came to town for! We hope you'll make a return visit to us, and Lynchburg.

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Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

This museum is now free of charge all the time. They change the exhibits so it's not always the same thing. It's a great way to learn more Lynchburg. My son gives it a thumbs up.

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Lynchburg M, Public Relations Manager at Lynchburg Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2017

Thank You for visiting the Lynchburg Museum! We are really glad your son enjoys it and that you've made return visits, which we hope you'll continue to do.

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Reviewed 2 July 2017

I especially enjoyed the timeline of Lynchburg, on the first floor. We didn't have time to see all of the exhibits downstairs before the museum closed for the day.

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Lynchburg M, Public Relations Manager at Lynchburg Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2017

Thank You for visiting! Glad you enjoyed what you saw and we hope you'll make a return visit to view the rest!

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Jack L
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Good Morning! The Museum's GPS address is 901 Court Street with free on street parking for up to 2 hours. Clay Street Parking deck is behind the Museum with address of 808 Clay Street. The middle level is open to the public... More
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