2017 Things to Do

snowflex, kids learning to snowboard in summer
(Photo by Joel Coleman)

Where To Go & What To See In Central Virginia

Academy Center of the Arts, Lynchburg
This venue offers theatre performances, jazz, opera, improv competitions, magic shows and classes.
Call for tickets and availability.
(434) 528-3256, academycenter.org

Amazement Square, Lynchburg
Amazement Square features interactive exhibits
and programs to motivate children and adults.
Explore the arts and humanities, culture, history,
science and technology. Admission fee.
Tuesday–Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday: 1 to 5 p.m.
(434) 845-1888, www.amazementsquare.org

Appomattox Court House National Historic Park
This historic area is the site of the end of the Civil War. Costumed guides are available on-site for tours and questions. Admission fee.
Open daily, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Closed holidays.
(434) 352-8987, www.nps.gov/apco/index.htm

Avoca Museum, Altavista
Guests can tour the restored and refurbished historic Victorian home and five acres of grounds in Altavista. Admission fee.
Thursday–Saturday: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Sunday: 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.
(434) 369-1076, www.avocamuseum.org

Bedford City/County Museum
This museum showcases Bedford’s history from the Native American period through the Civil War and into the 20th century.
Monday–Friday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.;
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday: Closed.
(540) 586-4520, www.bedfordvamuseum.org

Clover Hill Village, Appomattox
Enjoy the history and heritage of Appomattox County’s past, featuring a log cabin, chapel, school, blacksmith shop, general store and post office set from 1840-1920. Admission fee.
Tuesday–Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
(434) 352-3910,
www.virginia.org/Listings/Museums/CloverHillVillage

Crabtree Falls Trail, Montebello
Hike three miles to the top of the highest
cascading waterfall east of the Mississippi River
and enjoy a panoramic view of the mountains and
forests of Central Virginia.
Open daily from dawn to dusk.
(434) 263-7015, www.virginia.org/Listings/OutdoorsAndSports/CrabtreeFallsTrail

Daura Gallery Museum, Lynchburg College
This gallery houses more than 1,000 paintings,
drawings, prints and sculptures.
Academic year: Monday–Friday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Summer hours, Monday–Friday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.,
or by appointment.
(434) 544-8343, www.lynchburg.edu/daura

Fish Hatchery in Nelson County
Nearly 170,000 brook, brown and rainbow trout can be seen at various stages of maturity in the cascading pools at this rearing station.
(540) 377-2418, www.dgif.state.va.us

Hill Top Berry Farm & Winery, Nelson County
A leader in Virginia’s specialty wine industry, the farm and winery produce a unique experience for fruit lovers and historians. Seasonal blackberry picking is available.
Open daily, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
(434) 361-1266, www.hilltopberrywine.com

Historic Centertown Bedford
This charming and unique small town offers shopping, local artisans and a walking tour.
(540) 586-2148, www.centertownbedford.com

Johnson’s Orchards, Bedford
This family-owned and operated farm in the Blue Ridge Mountains features 200 varieties of apples and other fruits, cider, jellies and jams.
Open daily, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
(540) 586-3707, www.johnsonsorchards.com

LaHaye Ice Center, Liberty University, Lynchburg
Open for public skating, events, leagues and lessons, as well as private parties and rentals.
Call for weekday times.
(434) 592-3953, www.lahayeicecenter.net

Legacy Museum of African-American History, Lynchburg
This museum has rotating exhibits and programs on all aspects of local African American history and culture. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and $2 for children over age 6. Children under 6 are free.
Wednesday–Saturday: Noon to 4 p.m.;
Sunday: 2 to 4 p.m.
Appointments available.
(434) 845-3455, www.legacymuseum.org

Liberty Mountain SnowFlex Centre, Lynchburg
Liberty Mountain SnowFlex Centre is the first year-round Snowflex facility in the United States open to the public.
For pricing, hours of operation, ski school information and more, visit www.liberty.edu/snowflex
or call (434) 582-FLEX.

Maier Museum of Art, Randolph College, Lynchburg
This museum features 19th and 20th century artwork.
Free Admission.
Tuesday–Sunday: 1 to 5 p.m.
(434) 947-8136, www.maiermuseum.org

Monacan Indian Nation Ancestral Museum, Amherst
Composed of about 1,000 people, the Monacan Indians are one of the oldest groups of indigenous people still existing in their ancestral homeland. The museum is inside a restored log cabin that houses authentic Monacan artifacts. Admission fee.
(434) 946-0389, www.monacannation.com

National D-Day Memorial, Bedford
A tribute to the Allied Armed Forces on D-Day.
Open daily: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
(540) 586-3329, www.dday.org

Old City Cemetery and Arboretum, Lynchburg
This historic landmark features four small museums, exquisite gardens and the gravesites of 2,200 soldiers. Self-guided tours. Open daily from dawn to dusk.
(434) 847-1465, www.gravegarden.org

Point of Honor, Lynchburg
This 19th century Federal style home allows visitors to experience the legends and elegance of a time when Virginians were making their mark upon the land.
Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors, $4 for students, $3 for children 6-17 and children under
6 get in for free.
Monday–Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday: Noon to 4 p.m.
(434) 455-6226, www.pointofhonor.org

Red Hill – Patrick Henry National Memorial, Brookneal
Visit Patrick Henry’s last home and burial place, featuring a museum with the largest collection of Henry memorabilia in the world. Admission is $6 for adults,
$2 for children.
November–March: Monday–Saturday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday: 1 to 4 p.m.
Regular Hours: Monday–Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday: 1 to 5 p.m.
(424)-376-2044, www.redhill.org

Sandusky Historic Site & Civil War Museum, Lynchburg
A historic Federal style home-turned-museum interprets Lynchburg’s role in the Civil War. Tours are available for individuals and groups by appointment. Admission fee.
(434) 832-0162, www.historicsandusky.org

Saunders Brothers Orchard & Farm Museum, Piney River
One of the largest privately–owned collections of
farm antiques in the state of Virginia with
Native American artifacts and more.
June–November: Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday 8 a.m. to noon; Closed Sundays.
(434) 277-5455, www.saundersbrothers.com

Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest, Bedford County
Thomas Jefferson’s personal retreat and home.
Open March through December, seven days a week:
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
(434) 525-1806, www.poplarforest.org

Walton’s Mountain Museum, Nelson County
This unique attraction offers a special blend of
history, nostalgia and entertainment.
Admission fee.
Open daily, March-November: 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
(434) 831-2000, www.waltonmuseum.org

Windy Hill Farm, Amherst County
Family-owned and operated, American Saddlebred Horse Farm is open for lessons and trail rides as well
as rentals for birthdays and weddings.
(434) 386-4350, www.windyhillsaddlebreds.com

Wintergreen Ski Resort & Performing Arts, Wintergreen
Seasonal skiing, year-round cultural education, entertainment and special events provided by the performing arts music organization. Admission fee.
(434) 325-2200, www.wintergreenresort.com

Virginia Dare Cruises, Moneta
Enjoy an afternoon of dining and relaxation on
Smith Mountain Lake. Admission fee.
(540) 297-7100, www.vadarecruises.com

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