“The Hardest March of the War:” A New Look at the Battle of Lynchburg

  • May 28 - Jul 2, 2022
  • Quaker Memorial Presbyterian Church

    5810 Fort Avenue
    Lynchburg, Virginia 24502
Ticket Price Free This event is now over

During the American Civil War, in June of 1864, the city of Lynchburg became a primary objective for Union forces launching an offensive into the heart of the Confederacy. This tour will use diaries, letters, and photographs to provide a greater understanding of what soldiers on both sides experienced during the Campaign and Battle for Lynchburg. The personal stories of these soldiers of the past remind us that they, too, were very much human.


Tours are free, but reservations are required in advance. Call (434) 455–6226 or visit LynchburgMuseum.org/calendar to reserve your spot. Each tour is limited to 20 people. Tour includes walking through grass and irregular terrain, so please wear comfortable walking shoes.

Tour Guide: Keith Harvey, Historian and Museum Volunteer

Where to Meet: Quaker Memorial Presbyterian Church, 5810 Fort Avenue, Lynchburg, VA 24502

Parking: Free parking is available at the church

Date & Time

May 28 - Jul 2, 2022

Venue Details

Quaker Memorial Presbyterian Church

5810 Fort Avenue
Lynchburg, Virginia 24502 Quaker Memorial Presbyterian Church
Lynchburg Museum Foundation

Established in 1998, the Lynchburg Museum Foundation is the non-profit support organization for the Lynchburg Museum System, which manages the public museums and archives of the City of Lynchburg. The Foundation supports the Museum System in its role as the city’s primary center for collecting, interpreting, preserving, and sharing local history and culture. It is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization as recognized by the IRS. Its mission is to conduct activities to support and assist the growth and development of the Lynchburg Museum System.

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