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Arts & Culture
Academy of Fine Arts
www.academyfinearts.com

The Academy of Fine Arts is a nonprofit organization committed to promoting and presenting the visual and performing arts, while creating opportunities for arts education. These functions are centered in the Academy of Fine Arts complex, anchored by the historic Academy of Music Theatre. Please visit the website for a complete performance list. 

600 Main Street
Lynchburg
E: info@AcademyFineArts.com
P: (434) 528-3256
F: (434) 528-5841
Amazement Square
www.amazementsquare.org

The Rightmire Children's Museum, Amazement Square is Central Virginia's first multidisciplinary, hands-on children's museum! Climb, slide, and discover through four floors of exciting, interactive exhibits, activities, and programs. Visitors of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities can explore global and regional topics, the arts and humanities, science and health-related themes, as well as expand their creativity.

27 Ninth Street
Lynchburg
E: visitus@amazementsquare.com
P: (434) 845-1888
F: (434) 845-5221
Anne Spencer House & Garden Museum
www.annespencermuseum.com

This reidence museum seeks to preserve and celebrate, through education and research, the literary, cultural, and social legacy of Anne Spencer, thus memorializing her contributions, and those of the Spencer family. Please call for tour schedule.

1313 Pierce Street
Lynchburg
E: 1313piercest@annespencermuseum.com
P: (434) 845-1313
Avenue Arts Studio Gallery
www.avenueartsstudiogallery.com

Avenue Arts Gallery showcases local artists.

1206 Rivermont Avenue
Lynchburg
E: kmattox@att.net
P: (434) 841-6831
T-F: 12pm-5pm; or by appointment
Dance Theater of Lynchburg
www.dancelynchburg.org

Keith Lee and Charlotte Lester founded Dance Theatre of Lynchburg in 1999, creating accessible dance programming and establishing a dedicated arts facility in Lynchburg's revitalized downtown area. The facility now includes three spacious dance studios, a reception area, student lounge, the Helen McGehee Dance Library (featuring over three hundred dance books and films), The Laurie McCauley Costume Shop and The Mezzanine Gallery & Cafe as well as the affiliated Pilates Studio. Drop in, tour the facility and see our plans for the future.

722 Commerce Street
Lynchburg
E: dorothy@dancelynchburg.org
P: (434) 846-6272
F: (434) 846-6210
M-Th 9am-12Noon and 1pm-7pm, F 9am-12pm
Daura Gallery Museum
www.lynchburg.edu/daura.xml

The Daura Gallery, located in the Dillard Fine Arts Center at Lynchburg College, is named in memory of Catalan-American artist Pierre Daura and his wife, Louise. The College art collection includes paintings, drawings, prints, and sculptures by Pierre Daura and many other American and European artists. Admission is free, and the Gallery is fully accessible to disabled visitors. Call for more information or to make an appointment.

1501 Lakeside Drive
Lynchburg
P: (434) 544-8343
Discover Downtown
www.downtownlynchburg.com

There’s always plenty to do in Downtown Lynchburg — from museums to outdoor adventures. Check out all the fun things to do in Historic Downtown Lynchburg! 

1023 Commerce Street
Lynchburg
E: anna@downtownlynchburg.com
P: (434) 528-3950
F: (434) 528-3169
Historic Old City Cemetery
www.gravegarden.org

Also known as the Old Methodist Cemetery, this registered historic landmark opened in 1806 as a public burying ground. The 26-acre site features more than 2000 historic gravestones, monuments, and ironwork enclosures, a Butterfly Garden & Lotus Pond, a garden of 19th-century shrubs and local architectural relics, the Pest House Medical Museum, depicting conditions in a Civil War quarantine hospital, the Cemetery Center, housing an office and small museum of mourning customs, the Hearse House & Caretakers' Museum, featuring an original 1900 horse-drawn hearse and gravemarkers exhibit, the Station House Museum, an 1898 C&O Railway depot that interprets local railroad history, and the Confederate Section containing 2200 graves of Civil War soldiers from 14 states. Significant African-American history, from slavery to integration.

401 Taylor Street
Lynchburg
E: occ@gravegarden.org
P: (434) 847-1465
F: (434) 856-2004
Gates open daily, dawn to dusk.
Legacy Museum of African-American History
www.legacymuseum.org

The Legacy Museum of African American History collects, preserves, and stores historical artifacts, documents, and memorabilia relating to significant contributions of the African American Community in Lynchburg and its environs. In addition, it 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.

403 Monroe Street
Lynchburg
E: legacymuseum@verizon.net
P: (434) 845-3455
Lynchburg Community Market

The Lynchburg Community Market is the third oldest farmer's Market in the Country. The Market has a great variety of things to see and do that will put a trip to market at the top of your to do list. The Heritage Crafters Gallery is opened six days per week and features the work of more than 25 artisians from the Lynchburg area. Come see artists weave, wire and weld a variety of beautiful handcrafts and take home a gift you will treasure for years to come.  Lorraine Bakery is an on site European style bakery and creperie. From the observation area you can watch as they knead and create these beautiful artisan breads and purchase a loaf, still warm from the oven. Breakfast and lunch are available from a variety of restaurants. On Wednesdays and Saturdays, local farmers sell produce and other farm related products and baked goods. Stop by the Lynchburg Community Market and become part of "The Best Thing Growing!"

1219 Main Street
Lynchburg
P: (434) 455-4485
M-Sa: 7am-2pm
Lynchburg Historic Districts
www.lynchburghistoricalfoundation.org

Take a walking tour of Lynchburg's historic districts: Court House Hill, Daniels' Hill, Diamond Hill, Garland Hill, and Rivermont Avenue. View the architecture and attention to historical detail in these old Lynchburg homes. Click here for a photo tour of all the homes in the historic districts.

325 12th Street
Lynchburg
E: lhfi@centralva.net
P: (434) 528-5353
Lynchburg Museum
www.lynchburgmuseum.org

Located at the crest of Downtown, the Lynchburg Museum explores the history of Lynchburg and the Virginia Piedmont. There are five galleries on the main level and displays on the ground and second floors.  The Museum is housed in Lynchburg’s second court house, completed in 1855. A new chapter in the history of the building began to unfold in the summer of 2000, as a crisis precipitated a major renovation. A second floor ceiling collapsed, leading to an extensive study of the structural condition of the building. The study found that the building had serious structural issues and the City invested almost $2 million in renovations. Once the renovations were completed in 2005, a master plan for exhibits was developed and implemented. The Lynchburg Museum reopened in February 2008 in this historic 1855 Court House building.

901 Court Street
Lynchburg VA 24504
P: (434) 455-6226
Lynchburg Tickets
www.lynchburgtickets.com

LynchburgTickets.com is operated by ArtSync, an independent company, in association with the Arts Marketing Group. The Arts Marketing Group is an incentive by Arts creators and presenters in central Virginia, specifically Lynchburg and its surroundings, to inform the public of the wealth of Arts experiences available to them in the region.  ArtsLynchburg.net is an outgrowth of that incentive.

E: artsync@comcast.net
Lynchburg Visitor Information Center
www.discoverlynchburg.org

For more information on where to play in Lynchburg, follow this link.

12th & Church Streets
Lynchburg
E: tourism@discoverlynchburg.org
P: (434) 847-1811
M-S 9am-5pm
Miller Claytor House

Believed to be the fourth house built in Lynchburg, this historic house is the sole surviving pre-19th century townhouse where Thomas Jefferson allegedly proved to the owner of the house's garden that tomatoes were not poisonous by eating one of the fruit. The home was dismantled in 1936 and rebuilt at its Riverside Park location where the garden was also re-restored.
Please call for a tour. 

Riverside Park
Lynchburg
P: (434) 455-5890
Point of Honor
www.lynchburgmuseum.org

Dr. George Cabell, one of Lynchburg’s most prominent citizens, friend of Thomas Jefferson, and physician to Patrick Henry, completed Point of Honor in 1815. The high style Federal mansion exemplifies the way this distinguished Virginia family lived in early nineteenth century Lynchburg. Completely restored and furnished, Point of Honor gives visitors a glimpse into early 19th century life. Gift shop on premises.

112 Cabell Street
Lynchburg
P: (434) 455-6226
F: (434) 528-0162
M–S 10am-4pm; Sun. 12-4pm
Renaissance Theatre
www.renaissancetheatre.info

The Renaissance Theatre offers patrons quality performances in an intimate setting.  The Theatre is housed in the old Bailey Spencer Hardware Store in downtown Lynchburg.  This non-profit organization is run on a totally volunteer basis. The Theatre was the first arts organization to open its doors to the public during the initial revitalization of Historic Downtown Lynchburg. After four years of converting this historic space, Renaissance opened to a sold out house on April 7, 2000.

1022 Commerce Street
Lynchburg
E: RTC@rtc-lynchburg.info
P: (434) 845-4427
Riverviews Artspace
www.riverviews.net

On the revitalized Lynchburg Riverfront, Riverviews Artspace presents exhibitions of regionally, nationally, and internationally recognized artists. Activities include: exhibitions, film screenings, poetry readings, open houses, an annual film festival, and classes. Events are free and open to the public.

901 Jefferson Street
Lynchburg
P: (434) 847-7277
Sandusky House
www.historicsandusky.org

Sandusky may well be Lynchburg's most historic house. One of the earliest and loveliest examples of formal Federal style architecture in the Piedmont, it is also the preeminent site associated with the Civil War Battle of Lynchburg. Having been a private home for most of its 200 years, it is now a museum–a fitting tribute to its place in history. Open by appointment during the winter months.

757 Sandusky Drive
Lynchburg
E: civilwar@historicsandusky.org
P: (434) 832-0162
The Maier Museum of Art
maiermuseum.randolphcollege.edu

The Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College houses an outstanding collection of American art (chiefly paintings), works on paper, and photographs dating from the 19th and 20th centuries.The Maier is virtually unique among colleges and universities for its continual building of a collection focused on American art. The Museum's strengths lie in American Impressionism and in early 20th-century Realism. Artists represented include Ben Shahn, Arthur B. Davies, John Sloan, Georgia O'Keeffe, Robert Rauschenberg, and Jacob Lawrence, among others. Located on the Randolph College campus and open to visitors year-round, the Museum offers changing exhibitions, rotating displays of the permanent collection, and educational programs.

1 Quinlan Street
Lynchburg
E: museum@randolphcollege.edu
P: (434) 947-8136
F: (434) 947-8726
T-S 1pm-5pm, Summer W-S 1pm-4pm
The Nature Zone
www.lynchburgva.gov/Index.aspx?page=4208

Touch a turtle...feed a toad...hold a snake... or just take in the "wild" sights of the The Nature Zone. Located in the ground level of the historic Kemper Street Train Station, this wildlife mini-museum is open free to the public. Gift shop on premises. Please call for hours of operation.

825 Kemper Street
Lynchburg
P: (434) 455-5828
Music & Entertainment
Discover Downtown
www.downtownlynchburg.com

There’s always plenty to do in Downtown Lynchburg — from museums to outdoor adventures. Check out all the fun things to do in Historic Downtown Lynchburg! 

1023 Commerce Street
Lynchburg
E: anna@downtownlynchburg.com
P: (434) 528-3950
F: (434) 528-3169
Jefferson Choral Society
www.jeffersonchoralsociety.org

The 100-plus voices that comprise the Jefferson Choral Society represent 15 different communities in and around Central Virginia. The chorus has performed more than 35 master works of all periods, from Mozart’s Coronation Mass and Magnificat in C Major, Fauré’s Requiem, and Orff’s Carmina Burana to King David by Honneger. Please visit the website for their performance schedule.

P.O. Box 4623
Lynchburg
E: Information@JeffersonChoralSociety.org
P: (434) 528-5700
Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra
www.lynchburgsymphony.com

The Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra will devote its 25th performance season to recognizing the achievements of two people who got their start in the Hill City, and also to spotlight the diverse talents of musical artists who continue to make Lynchburg their home. And for good measure, the LSO will bring back a world-class pianist who electrified concertgoers here in 2006.

621 Court Street
Lynchburg
E: infor@lynchburgsymphony.com
P: (434) 845-6604
Lynchburg Tickets
www.lynchburgtickets.com

LynchburgTickets.com is operated by ArtSync, an independent company, in association with the Arts Marketing Group. The Arts Marketing Group is an incentive by Arts creators and presenters in central Virginia, specifically Lynchburg and its surroundings, to inform the public of the wealth of Arts experiences available to them in the region.  ArtsLynchburg.net is an outgrowth of that incentive.

E: artsync@comcast.net
Movies - Cinemark Movies 10

Nicknamed the "Dollar Theater," enjoy watching wonderful Hollywood movies and films at this cinema that features a large concession stand, comfortable seats, and ten large screens. What's Playing.

3700 Candlers Mountain Road
Lynchburg
P: (434) 528-0705
Movies - Regal Cinemas

The new Regal theater at River Ridge Mall features stadium seating and 14 screens. Lots of great movies and a wide array of snacks at the refreshment stand. What's Playing!

3405 Candlers Mountain Road
River Ridge Mall
Lynchburg
P: (434) 237-5105
Opera on the James
www.operaonthejames.org

Opera on the James is an organization of music lovers in Central Virginia who seek to further the appreciation and enjoyment of opera through community education, promotion of the art form, and support of opera singers and musicians. For shows and dates please visit the website.

2240 Rivermont Avenue
Lynchburg
E: info@operaonthejames.org
P: (434) 528-3397
F: (434) 528-9703
Phase 2
www.phase2club.com

Phase 2 features a variety of entertainment including live rock, country and Top 40 bands, Top 40 DJs, national artists, billiards and other games, and special events. The full service restaurant serves delicious entries such as steak and seafood.

4009 Murray Place
Lynchburg
P: P: (434) 846-3206
Renaissance Theatre
www.renaissancetheatre.info

The Renaissance Theatre offers patrons quality performances in an intimate setting.  The Theatre is housed in the old Bailey Spencer Hardware Store in downtown Lynchburg.  This non-profit organization is run on a totally volunteer basis. The Theatre was the first arts organization to open its doors to the public during the initial revitalization of Historic Downtown Lynchburg. After four years of converting this historic space, Renaissance opened to a sold out house on April 7, 2000.

1022 Commerce Street
Lynchburg
E: RTC@rtc-lynchburg.info
P: (434) 845-4427
The Ellington Fellowship Playhouse
www.TheEllington.org

There's a reason we're named the Ellington Fellowship Playhouse...Fellowship is our middle name. Our intimate setting has you joining strangers at your table that will be your friends before the show is over. Of course, that's assuming you'll sit at the table long enough! Many of our shows will have you on your feet before you know it. One of the Ellington's goals is to bring people together through music, and you'll find a diverse group of people enjoying the wide array of music styles we offer. Our main shows feature top national and regional acts that run the gamut - jazz, rock, blues, zydeco, folk...you name it, we've had it, or we will.

421 Rivermont Avenue
Lynchburg
E: info@theellington.org
P: (434) 845-2162
Outdoor Activities
Awareness Garden
www.awarenessgarden.com

The Awareness Garden is located at the Ed Page Entrance to the Blackwater Creek Trail. The garden honors families, friends, and caregivers whose lives have been touched by cancer. To celebrate the end of treatments, to remember a loved one, or to bring hope for a cure, people can ring "Lalla's Bell." This is a must see on the Blackwater Creek Trail!

1700 Block of Old Langhorne Road
E: info@awarenessgarden
P: 434) 384-6740
Baseball - The Lynchburg Hillcats
www.lynchburg-hillcats.com

Professional baseball has been a part of the great Lynchburg region for more than a century. The Stadium is a grand, state-of-the-art facility, and places itself among the very elite venues in the Carolina League and in all of Class A minor league baseball. On the field, Lynchburg has been crowned Carolina League Champions on five separate occasions. Current and former big league stars such as Dwight Gooden, Lenny Dykstra and Aramis Ramirez all won titles in the "Hill City" before advancing to the Major Leagues. View the current Baseball Schedule!

3180 Fort Avenue
Lynchburg
E: info@lynchburg-hillcats.com
P: (434) 528-1144
Blackwater Creek Trail System

Blackwater Creek Trail and Bikeway meanders through trees, over creeks, and along the byways of Lynchburg. Tucked away from the view of the traveling public, this trail system provides a natural sanctuary for both pedestrians and bikers. The trail is part of the Lynchburg Parks and Recreation trail and park system. 

P: (434) 455-5858
Discover Downtown
www.downtownlynchburg.com

There’s always plenty to do in Downtown Lynchburg — from museums to outdoor adventures. Check out all the fun things to do in Historic Downtown Lynchburg! 

1023 Commerce Street
Lynchburg
E: anna@downtownlynchburg.com
P: (434) 528-3950
F: (434) 528-3169
James River Float Company
www.jamesriverfloatcompany.com

Have you ever thought about floating down the James River? Well now's your chance! The newly opened James River Float Company offers guided and unguided tube, canoe, kayak, and batteau trips down the James River. You drop in at Lynchburg and get picked up somewhere down stream (6 mile runs are the usual). Reservations are suggested for large groups.

122 Rocky Hill Road
(Just across the James River)
Madison Heights
P: (434) 846-TUBE (8823)
M-F10:30am-4pm; S-S 8:30am-4pm
LaHaye Ice Center
www.lahayeicecenter.net

The LaHaye Ice Center, on the campus of Liberty University, provides the following skating options: public, freestyle, open hockey, and adult open hockey. For complete schedule times and for more information, please visit the web site.

1971 University Boulevard
Lynchburg
E: lahayeicecenter@liberty.edu
P: (434) 592-3953
F: (434) 522-0549
Putt-Putt Fun Center
www.forthefunofit.com

Enjoy Putt-Putt golf, go-karts, batting cages and a large family arcade. Open year-round.

8105 Timberlake Road
Lynchburg
P: (434) 237-7888
Rise Up Climbing
riseupclimbing.com

Central Virginia's premier indoor climbing gym. Birthday parties and private group sessions available. Offering a variety of climbing classes for beginners and advanced climbers. Memberships available.

1225 Church Street
Lynchburg
P: (434) 845-7625
M, W, F 1pm; T, Th 3pm-10pm; S, S 1pm-6pm
Snowflex Centre
www.liberty.edu/snowflex/

Located atop Liberty University’s serene 5,000-acre mountain, the Liberty Mountain Snowflex Centre is the country’s premier point for year-round skiing, snowboarding and tubing. Composed of a main slope, a bunny slope and a two-story lodge, this high-performance playground is the first of its kind in the U.S. Snowflex caters to snow sport enthusiasts of all skill levels, and serves as the ideal training ground in the offseason. A funhouse for freestylers, the facility also features an elevated cornice drop, triple kickers and a colossal quarter pipe.

Candlers Mountain
Lynchburg
Shopping
Discover Downtown
www.downtownlynchburg.com

There’s always plenty to do in Downtown Lynchburg — from museums to outdoor adventures. Check out all the fun things to do in Historic Downtown Lynchburg! 

1023 Commerce Street
Lynchburg
E: anna@downtownlynchburg.com
P: (434) 528-3950
F: (434) 528-3169
Lynchburg Community Market

The Lynchburg Community Market is the third oldest farmer's Market in the Country. The Market has a great variety of things to see and do that will put a trip to market at the top of your to do list. The Heritage Crafters Gallery is opened six days per week and features the work of more than 25 artisians from the Lynchburg area. Come see artists weave, wire and weld a variety of beautiful handcrafts and take home a gift you will treasure for years to come.  Lorraine Bakery is an on site European style bakery and creperie. From the observation area you can watch as they knead and create these beautiful artisan breads and purchase a loaf, still warm from the oven. Breakfast and lunch are available from a variety of restaurants. On Wednesdays and Saturdays, local farmers sell produce and other farm related products and baked goods. Stop by the Lynchburg Community Market and become part of "The Best Thing Growing!"

1219 Main Street
Lynchburg
P: (434) 455-4485
M-Sa: 7am-2pm
Spas & Wellness
Bikram Yoga Lynchburg
www.bikramyogalynchburg.com

Lynchburg's newest and literally hottest yoga studio is now open! Start off with a New Student Intro Week to see if this yoga is for you. Check the website for class times and prices.

1314 Jefferson St.
Lynchburg
E: bikramyogalynchburg@gmail.com
P: (434) 846-2028
Open Daily
The Parlor - Spa Services
www.9thstreetparlor.com

Relax, be pampered, and feel special. Let The Parlor pamper you in peacefully beautiful surroundings. There's something for all parts of you from head to toe, The Parlor is a full service spa. Services include manicures, pedicures, facials, massages, and waxing.

108 Ninth Street
Lynchburg
P: (434) 847-8200
Call for an appointment.