History & Culture

Amherst County and the surrounding area are rich in cultural opportunities.

In the county cultural life centers around two extraordinary facilities:

Sweet Briar College is a private, women's liberal arts and sciences college founded in 1901 and occupying 3,250 acres. It is consistently rated as one of the most beautiful campuses in America. In fact, the National Register of Historic Places has designated twenty-one of its buildings on the main campus as The Sweet Briar College National Historic District. The College maintains an active calendar of cultural events.

The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts is nearby Sweet Brier College on a 12 acre site. It is one of the largest working retreats in America for writers, visual artists, and composers providing two week to two month residencies where artists work free from distractions and responsibilities.

Additionally, two important museums chronicle the area's history: the Historical Amherst County Museum and the Monacan Indian Museum.
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In Lynchburg among numerous opportunities some standouts are:


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