There’s a reason why Thomas Jefferson chose Lynchburg as the site for his personal retreat. This city is beautiful — amazing views, mountains, lakes, and trails, all nestled into a charming 50 square miles. But it’s more than a pretty place. With a population of 75,000, Lynchburg is large enough to offer big-city amenities and small enough to feel like a real community.
Lynchburg offers a vibrant cultural mix of history, outdoor recreation, local eateries, unique shops,and more. With four colleges and universities, along with dance, theater and musical venues, lovers of the arts can enjoy a variety of options.
Lynchburg is proud of having a unique blend of attractions that offer something for everyone:
- Historical sites and tours including the Appomattox Court House, Civil War Trails, Fort Early and Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest
- A vibrant art scene, including concerts, plays, lectures and art shows
- Outdoor recreation ranging from walking to hiking, biking, skiing, golf and more
- Artisan shops, antique shops, eateries and wineries
What makes the city of Lynchburg even prouder? The feeling of true community. The city is set amid natural beauty and is infused with a welcoming atmosphere. On any given day, people of all ages are out and about, but they’re never too busy to wave or stop and chat.