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1Old Court House, Lynchburg Museum 901 Court Street
Constructed in 1855 in the Greek Revival style, Lynchburg’s second courthouse now holds the city’s museum. During the Civil War, it was used by the Confederate government for the Quarter- master’s Department, Soldiers’ Aid Society, and the Soldiers’ Library. During Reconstruction, the Old Court House was used as headquarters for Federal officers and as a Provost Marshall’s office. It also likely served as the capitol during the six days that the State Capital was Lynchburg. Visit the Muse- um to view Civil War collections, including a rare Confederate First National flag, personal artifacts from General Jubal Early, and the presentation sword given to General John McCausland for his service in the Battle of Lynchburg. Admission.
2 Free on First Friday from 5pm–8pm. Monument Terrace
900 Court Street
Standing guard over Monument Terrace is a monument to the Confederate soldier. Cast in bronze, the memorial was installed in 1900. The base contains a time capsule with items related to the Confederacy, including photographs of local Confederates, CSA currency, and hair from General Lee’s famous horse, Traveller.
John W. Daniel addressed the crowd at the unveiling of the Confederate monument in 1900.

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