In the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains you'll find Lynchburg, rich with its own history and natural beauty. It's best known as the site where the end of the Civil War was officially marked, where General Robert E. Lee surrendered to Ulysses S. Grant. It's also where Thomas Jefferson had a retreat that is open today for visitors. It's a town with a real feel of the old South, and plenty of attractions for visitors.
There are historic attractions abound in Lynchburg and all are worth a visit. Civil War historians will want to check out the American Civil War Museum, Appomattox Court House National Historical Park, Appomattox County Historical Society Museum & Library the Civil War Trails and the Battle of Lynchburg Driving Tour. Other attractions include the Anne Spencer House & Garden Museum plus Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest and The Legacy Museum of African American History.
Lynchburg also has a buzzing downtown and vibrant arts scene where you can tour galleries and visit working artists. The great outdoors also beckons with the Blackwater Creek Trail & Bikeway, the Blue Ridge Parkway close by for biking, hiking and walking in nature with interconnected trails and stunning scenery.
Close by there are also vineyards, orchards and plenty of outdoor spaces in the city to relax and enjoy nature.
Fall is when this region gets going with plenty of festivals. Rebec Vineyards’ Wine and Garlic Festival is worth stopping by at this time of year. Spring is mild here too and makes for perfect weather to explore all the historic attractions of the town, come in April.