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“No Parking”
Review of Point of Honor

Point of Honor
Ranked #5 of 42 things to do in Lynchburg
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Point of Honor, the elegant Federal-style home built by Dr. George Cabell in 1815. Point of Honor is furnished with period antiques, and the grounds contain a recreated plantation kitchen, gardens, and the Carriage House Gift Shop.
Reviewed 21 October 2013

Don't be fooled by the "Terrible" rating -- we NEVER got in & that's why I decided to add my review, BECAUSE you may go on a busy day, which we must have done, & you'll be disappointed as there was NO PARKING ANYWHERE !!!! We drove around & around for at least a half hour & observed there must have been a school trip visiting because of the school buses lined up; therefore, we had to give up on trying to get in since it was a wash with the parking situation! Wish it were possible for them to provide more parking spaces but it was a real disappointment not to even get to first base. We are from out of town & probably will never get to go back !

1  Thank Linnie D
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Lynchburg M, Public Relations Manager at Point of Honor, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2013

We're sorry that you experienced a lack of parking while a school group was visiting.

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Reviewed 5 October 2013

We enjoyed the Fall event that was free for the community. We have been to Point of Honor several times, but enjoyed this as it seems to attract more each year. The house tour along with the event on the grounds were very nice. The live music was a great addition. The only negative was that it was a bit loud to hear the tour guides of the house. We will definitely return for another event.

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Lynchburg M, Public Relations Manager at Point of Honor, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2013

So glad you made a return visit to Point of Honor for Day at the Point! We have noted the music loudness and will work on that for next year. Thank You!

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Reviewed 22 September 2013 via mobile

They have taken care to faithfully restore this grand old house. Pay particular attention to the wood inlays in the clock in the entry way.

1  Thank Dennis S
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Lynchburg M, Public Relations Manager at Point of Honor, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2013

The Williams & Victor clock is very special and beautiful piece! Thank You for your visit!

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Reviewed 16 September 2013

We love to tour old historic homes, and given that this one was once owned by Patrick Henry's physician, made it really special for us since we knew nothing much about Patrick Henry before our trip and a whole lot about him when it was over since we visited Red Hill as well. The guide was great, and the historical accuracy of the house was as close as it could get to the original.

1  Thank Kay M
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Lynchburg M, Public Relations Manager at Point of Honor, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2013

Glad you enjoyed visiting Point of Honor! We strive for historical accuracy during our tours. Thank You!

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Reviewed 2 September 2013

This home was restored back to its 1800's roots. It is a nice example of an antebellum mansion. The tour guide was very enthusiastic.

However, I don't see what all the fuss is about when there are so many other magnificent historical homes in the area.

2  Thank Linda G
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