Fifth Street Cultural History Tour

  • Oct 22 - Nov 19, 2022
  • Public Parking Lot (507 Polk Street)

    507 Polk Street
    Lynchburg, Virginia 24504
Ticket Price Free This event is now over

Fifth Street between Federal and Taylor Streets was the commercial center of Lynchburg’s African American community during the Jim Crow era. It was also the heart of Black cultural life, from Fifth Street Baptist Church to the Harrison Theater to Odd Fellows Hall.  This tour explores the highlights of Fifth Street’s cultural history in a casual, 60-minute guided walking tour from Monroe Street to the roundabout.


Tours are free, but reservations are required in advance. Call (434) 455–6226 or visit to reserve your spot. Each tour is limited to 20 people. Tour includes walking on streets and sidewalks, so please wear comfortable walking shoes.


Tour Guide: Angelica Walker, NAI Certified Interpretive Guide


Where to Meet: In public parking lot at 507 Polk Street (corner Fifth and Polk Streets)


Parking: Free parking is available along Fifth Street and in public lot on corner of Polk Street (507 Polk Street)

Date & Time

Oct 22 - Nov 19, 2022

Venue Details

Public Parking Lot (507 Polk Street)

507 Polk Street
Lynchburg, Virginia 24504 Public Parking Lot (507 Polk Street)
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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