Lynchburg Grows/Doyle-Schenkel Greenhouses Tour

  • Oct 9 - Nov 12, 2022
  • Lynchburg Grows

    1339 Englewood Street
    Lynchburg, Virginia 24501
Ticket Price Free This event is now over
Description

Explore one of Lynchburg’s most interesting and historic industrial sites: the Lynchburg Grows urban farm, formerly home of Doyle Florist, H.R. Schenkel, Inc., Thornhill Wagon Works, and Allen-Morrison Sign Company. The Doyle and Schenkel greenhouses played a paramount role in Virginia’s cut flower industry for most of the 20th century.

 

The tour covers several of the 200-foot-long greenhouses, the original brick power plant used to heat the greenhouses, and other points of interest on the 6.8-acre site. Today the historic site has been refurbished by the non-profit Lynchburg Grows to provide healthy food and job opportunities for individuals with disabilities.

 

Tours are free, but reservations are required in advance. Call (434) 455–6226 or visit LynchburgMuseum.org/walking-tours 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: Vincent Bruno, NAI Certified Interpretive Guide

 

Where to Meet: 1339 Englewood Street, Lynchburg, VA 24501

 

Parking: Free parking is available near the main office building

Date & Time

Oct 9 - Nov 12, 2022

Venue Details

Lynchburg Grows

1339 Englewood Street
Lynchburg, Virginia 24501 Lynchburg Grows
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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