Civil War Walking Tour

  • 216 Twelfth Street
  • Lynchburg, VA 24504

Starting at the Lynchburg Museum at the Old Court House, wind your way through Lynchburg's central business district and modern Downtown which lies between you and the James River. Lynchburg was the second wealthiest city in America just prior to the War with a population around 7,000 including about 2,700 African American slaves. During the Civil War, Downtown Lynchburg was the location of the railroad supply lines and many hospitals which treated the Confederate sick and wounded. From April 6-10, 1865, The Capital of Virginia was moved to Lynchburg, as Richmond fell to Union forces.

Starting at the Lynchburg Museum at the Old Court House, wind your way through Lynchburg's central business district and modern Downtown which lies between you and the James River. Lynchburg was the second wealthiest city in America just prior to the War with a population around 7,000 including about 2,700 African American slaves. During the Civil War, Downtown Lynchburg was the location of the railroad supply lines and many hospitals which treated the Confederate sick and wounded. From April 6-10, 1865, The Capital of Virginia was moved to Lynchburg, as Richmond fell to Union forces.

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