Ornament on the Hill Gallery

This gallery is devoted to the Museum’s largest artifact—the building itself—an 1855 Greek Revival Court House. Designed by William Ellison, the building features a prominent temple façade supported by four Doric columns. The building remained in continuous use as a court house from May 1855 until December 31, 1974 when Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court vacated the building. The building opened as the Lynchburg Museum in 1977.

 Monument terrace and the Court house As seen in 1930

Monument terrace and the Court house As seen in 1930

 original 1855 gargoyle from the roof of the court house

original 1855 gargoyle from the roof of the court house