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Pest House Medical Museum

4th and Taylor Sts., Lynchburg, VA
+1 434-847-1465
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not impressed

We went to see it because everyone said they liked it. Well we went and the audio didn't work and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Baltimore, Maryland
It's within the Old City Cemetery

You don't go into the house. You walk around it and look into the windows. With the push of a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Southbury, Connecticut
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4th and Taylor Sts., Lynchburg, VA
+1 434-847-1465
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to see it because everyone said they liked it. Well we went and the audio didn't work and you can't go inside. It didn't cost anything but I would not waste my time

Thank KATHY1055
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You don't go into the house. You walk around it and look into the windows. With the push of a button, a recorded message plays as you peek inside. Civil Wartime medical artifacts.

Thank gwmakin
Reviewed 3 May 2017

We could only view through the viewing windows the day we visited but by pushing a button you get a fairly detailed explanation of the why and hows of the Pest House and a medical history lesson.

Thank BoscoW52
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This museum is part of Old City Cemetary. Although I was particularly interested in seeing the heritage roses in bloom, this small building was very interesting with a living history recording explaining the medical procedures of the Civil War period. The quiet of the cemetery,...More

Thank 199betty
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Lynchburg is full of history. Many great spots like this one to just read up on and enjoy. You can easily spend an hour here with out trying.

Thank Walter S
Reviewed 25 November 2016

This will really give you an eye opening look at medical procedures during the 1860s. Just push the button and get a tour back in time to the civil war at one of the busiest medical centers in this city of Lynchburg. Lynchburg just happened...More

1  Thank Blandview1948
Reviewed 7 September 2016

My husband and I were glad to see the first hospital in Lynchburg being maintained at the Old City Cemetery.

Thank Sue N
Reviewed 9 July 2016

Enjoyed the History of the Pest House in the Old City Cemetery. Seeing the items in the house opened up some questions from my kids. They got to see how a trip to the doctor's was like back in old days.

Thank Wayne L
Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

Lived in Lynchburg for 3 years and just now discovered this very interesting medical museum. A fun, relaxed activity for a weekend afternoon.

Thank Holly B
Reviewed 21 March 2016 via mobile

We combined a visit to the Pest House Museum with a tour of the Lynchburg Cemetery all organised by Karen and her team. This is a very special place full of history and all the team there combine enthusiasm with knowledge to make this a...More

Thank Alan P
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