Discover the Point of Honor, a historic site in Lynchburg, Virginia.
Point of Honor is a historic plantation in western Virginia. At one point, the plantation encompassed as many as 740 acres. The only surviving structure is the main house, and it is believed that the old antebellum home by Bedford Avenue and Willow Street may have been the overseer's home. This historic plantation dwelling is now a museum. Through the years the house and land were sold, but with preservation efforts in the late 20th century, acres of land were once again acquired and today they are owned by Point of Honor, Inc., and the City of Lynchburg.
Point of Honor features Federal-style architecture and it was built in 1815 by Dr. Cabell, Patrick Henry's physician. The rooms feature large windows and the fireplaces have exquisitely carved mantels. As you tour the inside, pay attention to the trim, murals, wallpaper, carpets, and all the intricate details. If you want to take home a souvenir, be sure to stop by the gift shop. Anyone that loves historic homes should visit Point of Honor.