Anne Spencer House & Garden Museum, The

  • 1313 Pierce Street
  • Lynchburg, VA 24501

Internationally acclaimed poet who was part of the Harlem Renaissance, Anne Spencer was the only black woman and the only Virginian included in the Norton Anthology of Modern American and British Poetry. On the beautiful grounds is Spencer's writing cottage "Edan Kraal." Many dignitaries have visited the house and gardens over the years. The house museum offers artifacts, memorabilia and lovely period antique furnishings, and is open for tours by appointment. The garden, which served as Spencer's inspiration for much of her poetry, has been completely and authentically restored and is open without charge.

Internationally acclaimed poet who was part of the Harlem Renaissance, Anne Spencer was the only black woman and the only Virginian included in the Norton Anthology of Modern American and British Poetry. On the beautiful grounds is Spencer's writing cottage "Edan Kraal." Many dignitaries have visited the house and gardens over the years. The house museum offers artifacts, memorabilia and lovely period antique furnishings, and is open for tours by appointment. The garden, which served as Spencer's inspiration for much of her poetry, has been completely and authentically restored and is open without charge.

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