Downtown Lewisburg


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Picturesque. Vibrant. Artsy. Historic. Friendly. Spend some time exploring Lewisburg and you'll see why this surprisingly cosmopolitan town of 4000 people garners accolades. Whether it's "America's Coolest Small Town" (Frommer's Budget Travel Magazine), or one of "The 100 Best Small Arts Towns in America" (Americans for the Arts), Lewisburg often appears on must-see lists for travelers.

There's always something going on in this active community. Whether you want to immerse yourself in the local scene at a concert, play or festival, or just poke around the antique stores, boutiques and watering holes, you'll find the town charming and the locals welcoming.

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Historic Walking Tour. If you're interested in learning more about Downtown Lewisburg's historic buildings and period architecture, click HERE for an online guided walking tour or arrange a guided tour with the North House Museum. They offer black history and cemetery walks as well as tours of the town.

If you're heading out on your own, look for the green and gold markers that indicate historic landmarks. A printed version of the self-guided walking tour is available at the Greenbrier Valley Visitors Center. 

Escape Room. Step back 200-plus years to navigate the North House Museum escape room. This 3D puzzler is set at the original Barracks building in downtown Lewisburg, a 1784 outpost for early settlers to the region. Your mission...journey across Virginia's western frontier to secure land in this rich and fertile valley, the Greenbrier Valley. 

Artist Enclave. Many artists call Lewisburg home. If you'd like to meet a local contingency of ceramic makers and painters, fiber artists and jewelry makers, plan a visit to Lee Street Studios. The building is also a historic site, serving as the Lewisburg grade school during the early 20th century. 

 


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