From July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017, 24,628 people visited the Lynchburg Museum at the Old Court House and Point of Honor or participated in outreach programs. This represents a 13.2% increase over last year’s total of 21,755 people. Visitors came from all 50 states, Washington, DC and 42 countries.
Museum Director Doug Harvey noted several factors that played a part in the increases. “Lynchburg tourism has been on the increase for several years with more visitors from across the country and a surprising number of foreign visitors. We have also placed an emphasis on education and working with students of all ages. Four full grade levels of City students came this past year along with students from the regional area and homeschoolers. The resurgence of Downtown Lynchburg, weather, low gas prices, and local colleges are all part of this positive trend.”
The Museum System Annual Report, to be released this fall, will provide details about visitation, special projects, events, volunteer and board achievements, exhibits, and more.
The Museum and Point of Honor are open Monday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Sunday 12 noon to 4:00 p.m. The Museum is always free, and there is a modest admission charge to tour Point of Honor.
For more information about the Lynchburg Museum and Point of Honor visit www.lynchburgmuseum.org, www.pointofhonor.org, Facebook/LynchburgMuseum, LburgMuse on Twitter, or LburgMuse on Instagram.