Adjacent the Blue Ridge Mountains and along the banks of the James River, Lynchburg is one of Virginia’s jewels. In less than four hours from Washington, DC via Amtrak or automobile and two hours from Richmond, you will discover a vibrant city with a rich architecture heritage and relaxed way of life. We invite you to savour diverse local cuisine in our restaurants, cafes and one of America’s oldest Farmers Markets and browse our unique apparel, antique and specialty shops. Experience places which influenced our nation’s history including the Lynchburg Museum housed in our monumental courthouse and Point of Honor, a magnificent Federal-style mansion from the early 19th century. Kids of all ages will enjoy Amazement Square Children’s museum, a hands-on adventure into our world and avid gardeners will marvel at award-winning roses at Old City Cemetery.
Lynchburg enjoys a bustling downtown art scene including galleries and artist studios, acclaimed theatrical productions, celebrated symphony, and a world-class Opera Company. In addition, Lynchburg is the perfect place for kayaking, canoeing, and fishing! Our in-city trail system boasts excellent hiking and biking opportunities, and each June we are the launch point for the Batteau Festival — an historic eight day odyssey from Lynchburg to Richmond via the James River. So come catch your breath as Lynchburg is the perfect place to stay while you explore this extraordinary region that includes The National D-Day Memorial, Thomas Jefferson’s private retreat — Poplar Forest, Blue Ridge Parkway, Patrick Henry’s Red Hill, Appomattox Court House National Historical Park and Museum of the Confederacy.
For more information visit www.discoverlynchburg.org