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Best things to do in Lynchburg

Museum
“A hands-on experience,! A place that makes learning fun! Miniature zip-line and dedicated room just for painting the glass walls are included. ”
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History Museum
“Listed on the National Historic Landmark, Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest was huge plantation and retreat home for America's 3rd President. The edifice's architecture, which is considered a fine example of neo-classical architecture, was designed by Jefferson himself. This architectural wonder is visited by hordes of nationals and tourists who come here to discover tit-bits of the life of the US President during the happy and final days of his life. Archaeological excursions are also taking place at the Poplar Forest. If you are truly interested in history or architecture, then the Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest is a must visit for you. Check website for details. ~poplarforest.org”
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History Museum
“Point of Honor is a historical home that preserves and interprets Lynchburg’s history. Officially built in 1815, Point of Honor is a Federal-style home and part of the Lynchburg Museum System. ~lynchburg.guide.com”
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Museum
“Great place to learn about Lynchburg! You'll enjoy learning about the town and then take a walk up and down court street and enjoy the views of downtown! The Court House is located at the top of Monument Terrace Steps so this is a great place to do your next stair workout! :)”
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Art Gallery
“Riverviews is a great summer time activity. It often is showcasing a unique theme or artist, has weekly events worth checking out and is marvelously cooler than the outdoors this time of year. ”
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Art Gallery
“The Maier Museum is a small treasure adjoining Randolph College. Holds the best American art outside of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond and The National Gallery in Washington, DC. In fact it orginated as a repository for our nation's finest American paintings during the Cold War! It is a showcase of this country's changing artworks from the 19th century through the present day.”
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Art Gallery
Museum
“An historic Civil War cemetery. Nice grounds, peaceful, pleasant walk, beautiful flowers. Estimated that 90% of Lynchburg’s enslaved & free African American population were buried there. ”
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Library
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Museum
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