On Sunday, May 29, at 3 PM the Old City Cemetery in Lynchburg, Virginia, will host a Confederate Memorial Day Service. Taking place in the Confederate Section of 1,999 fallen Confederate soldiers plus 1 Union soldier, this unique Memorial Day service should be experienced. Scripture readings, singing of hymns and “old-time” songs, quiet moments of reflection and enjoying a beautiful Sunday afternoon are just part of the experience. You will also see people in period dress (it is encouraged), many of whom are direct descendants of those buried here. As part of Lynchburg’s history this event should not be missed.
It’s official, the Blue Angles will be at the Lynchburg Airshow on May 21 and 22. In addition to the U.S. Navy’s elite Blue Angles, the Flying Circus Airshow out of Bealeton, VA and a parachute show will also be featured. For those more interested in ground transportation, an antique car show will be on display.
Tickets to the May’s show are available at: www.Lynchburgairshow.com
If you are visiting from out of town stay at Lynchburg’s award winning bed and breakfast, The Carriage House Inn Bed and Breakfast, walking distance from historic downtown.
We met last evening with Dr. Neal Sumerlin, Director of the Belk Astronomical Observatory, Claytor Nature Study Center at Poplar Forest, just west of Lynchburg, Virginia. A fabulously clear and balmy evening allowed us to see and learn about numerous stars and other objects found in our late spring sky. Poplar Forest is just far enough away from city lights to not be affected by residual lights radiating into the heavens. A once a year event, we will attend again next year and you might want to also. Contact us in January for 2012′s date.
Visit Lynchburg, stay at The Carriage House Inn Bed & Breakfast and tour The Old City Cemetery during May to enjoy the Cemetery’s famous antique roses. Many of these 275 varieties of roses have grown in the cemetery for generations, having survived on family plots. Rooted cuttings will be available for purchase. On May 7th the 16th Annual Antique Rose Festival takes place. Then on May 8th a special Mother’s Day Rose Walk will be offered. Come visit, you will understand why this event draws visitors from near and far. The Carriage House Inn Bed & Breakfast will offer guests a special “Rose Getaway” to include a room of your choice, a rose upon arrival and a Swedish massage, in our on-site Massage and BodyWorks Studio, using an aromatic rose and champagne cream, starting at $299 per night. Visit www.TheCarriageHouseInnBandB.com or call 434.846.1388 to make your reservation and schedule your massage appointment. Restrictions apply. This getaway cannot be combined with any other offer, discount, special or voucher. Call for details.
Come visit Lynchburg, including April 19th, and tour some of the city’s gorgeous homes and gardens. Five homes and gardens are featured this year plus some of our local historic sites are offering special tours and events. Visit Point of Honor, Miller-Claytor House and Gardens, Sandusky, The Anne Spencer Garden, Old City Cemetery and Sweet Briar House. Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest will be conducting special house and landscape tours, teaching visitors about historic garden archeology and restoration (free with regular admission or Lynchburg Garden Day ticket). Come stay at The Carriage House Inn Bed and Breakfast, enjoy our delicious four-course breakfast before your day of touring, when finished touring have a relaxing massage in our on-site massage and bodyworks studio to treat yourself after all of the walking you have done. Tickets for all five properties are $20, if purchased in advance or $25 if purchased on April 19th. Single site admission is $8.
As Lynchburg’s first “green” bed and breakfast we are proud to announce our participation in the Third Annual Green Fair, to be held at the Lynchburg Armory Saturday, April 16, 2011 from 10 AM until 4 PM.
Stop by to see how “green” is being incorporated into our daily lives. Visit the variety of vendors and participants to learn how you too can become “green”.
We’ll see you there!
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