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Historic Sandusky

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Thomas Jefferson dined here

En route from Appomattox to Lexington, Virginia, my wife and I were persuaded to visit the Sandusky... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2018
Taylor B
Chicago, Illinois
Early 19th century style & architecture.

Sandusky is compose of two structures: a mansion & visitor center/museum. The mansion was built in... read more

Reviewed 18 January 2018
Jack L
East Syracuse, New York
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Sandusky is a federal style home built in 1808 by Charles Johnston. Today, the home is open as a historic house museum and is currently under ongoing restoration to the 1864 period when the home was used as Union Headquarters by General David...more
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757 Sandusky Dr, Lynchburg, VA 24502-1429
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Reviewed 8 August 2018

En route from Appomattox to Lexington, Virginia, my wife and I were persuaded to visit the Sandusky House in Lynchburg. Because we are always fascinated by old houses of Revolutionary War or Civil War vintage, we had to make an unanticipated stop. We're glad we...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 18 January 2018

Sandusky is compose of two structures: a mansion & visitor center/museum. The mansion was built in 1808 by Charles Johnson. The mansion went through three owners before the civil war. During the Battle of Lynchburg, June 17-18, 1864, Sandusky was occupied by Union Gen. David...More

Date of experience: September 2017
2  Thank Jack L
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

Eighteen minute documentary very nice. Not much to see in the museum. Did not tour the house. Still working on the site.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Susanne N
Reviewed 21 August 2017

It is a small site, but it had great significance. It is undergoing renovations, but the tour is still good, and the museum tells much as well.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank JohnBCowgill
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

Realize before you go that the house only has a couple of rooms that are done. The upstairs is not open to the public and about half the downstairs is not restored. That said, there's a great visitor's center with displays and a wonderful video...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank Ben S
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

An important piece of Lynchburg history that requires a large amount of TLC and funding to restore. Visitor center was excellent but actual house is under construction and much of it is off limits to the public. Sad to hear the private struggle to restore...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank DogzRule1
Reviewed 10 May 2017

We were on a tour of the Civil War sites in Virginia and called in at Sandusky. The house was closed (out of season hours but we did not know this) but there was someone in the building who volunteered to take us on a...More

Date of experience: April 2017
2  Thank karenfranklin37
Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

Yes this place has a lot of history......I didn't know Lynchburg was almost lost to the Union army, the battle that took place here must have been tremendous. Lots of lives were lost, I learned from the short film, that the town of lynchburg took...More

Date of experience: June 2016
2  Thank Winnebago2010
Reviewed 17 April 2016

Sandusky is currently undergoing restoration but one can still tour the home and see what is being done to preserve it's history. There is a short (about 10 minutes) film that you can view beforehand and I would highly recommend it. It is very well...More

Date of experience: April 2016
3  Thank Piglet-CW
Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

Out for one of our adventure days and though raised in Lynchburg had never seen or visited Sandusky as it was a private residence . now it is open to the public even while it is being restored. We were delighted with our tour guide,...More

Date of experience: April 2016
2  Thank Rebecca P
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Jack L
3 May 2017|
Response from Diana S | Property representative |
The parking for Historic Sandusky is right next to the visitors center at 757 Sandusky Drive. Looking at an aerial view this could show off of either Pawnee St or Sandusky Drive. - Thank's for the question!