Cosby Woods (Camp Kum-Ba-Yah) Walking Tour

  • March 30 - May 25, 2024
  • Camp Kum-Ba-Yah

    4415 Boonsboro Road
    Lynchburg, Virginia 24503
Ticket Price Free Buy Tickets

Cosby Woods, one of Lynchburg’s most inspiring greenspaces, is home to Camp Kum Ba Yah Nature Center, the Church of the Covenant, and the Lodge of the Fishermen/Common Grounds Café. Since 1950, these organizations have upheld a longstanding commitment to the ideals of equality and inclusion, a legacy established by founder Reverend Bev Cosby. Join us on this tour to hear stories from crucial moments in Lynchburg’s civil rights movement, and learn about ongoing initiatives to support and provide opportunities for all in Lynchburg's communities. Some trails through Cosby Woods have uneven terrain and significant shifts in elevation.


Tours are free, but reservations are required in advance. Call (434) 455–6226 or visit the Lynchburg Museum Tours page to reserve your spot. Each tour is limited to 20 people. Tour includes walking off-road on irregular terrain, so please wear comfortable walking shoes.


Tour Guide: Noelle Beverly, NAI Certified Interpretive Guide


Where to Meet: In the parking lot near the Welcome Center. Tour includes walking through grass and irregular terrain, so please wear comfortable walking shoes.                             


Parking: Free parking in the second lot you see upon entry.

Date & Time

Mar 30 - May 25, 2024

Venue Details

Camp Kum-Ba-Yah

4415 Boonsboro Road
Lynchburg, Virginia 24503 Camp Kum-Ba-Yah
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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