The free event at Point of Honor will be held Saturday, Oct. 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Point of Honor, located at 112 Cabell Street, was completed in 1815 by Dr. George Cabell, Sr., a prominent doctor whose patients included Thomas Jefferson.
The 16th Annual Day at the Point combines the fun of a fall festival with the history of Lynchburg. Free tours of the Federal style mansion include information about life in early Lynchburg.
Those attending Day at the Point will also learn more about history through the period-costumed tour guides and living history demonstrations.
Among the living history lessons will be open hearth cooking, candlemaking and blacksmithing. Brunswick Stew, hot dogs and barbecue will be available for purchase and there will be a bake sale.
A period costumed doctor will teach festival attendees how medicine was practiced in early Lynchburg. The exhibit, Medicine in Early Virginia, is always very popular.
The Patches and Pieces Quilting Guild will hold quilting demonstrations and there will be quilts on display.
Kids will learn more about historic games played by their ancestors. There will also be a jump castle, pumpkin decorating and farm animals for the kids.
Bulbs from the Point of Honor garden can be purchased for use in your yard. Live music will feature local favorites Paddy Dougherty, Jenny Reynolds & Cherry Hill and banjoist Corbin Hayslett.
Two walking tours of the historic Daniel's Hill neighborhood will be available. Daniel's Hill is one of Lynchburg's original seven hills.
The batteau The Morning Star will be on display at Point of Honor and crew members will answer questions about batteau life.
From Point of Honor, Dr. Cabell could watch the batteaux on the James River, taking cargo to Richmond. Visitors to Point of Honor can still see views of the James River from the parlor windows.
Taking a walk through history isn't the only reason to attend Day at the Point, but it may be one of the best reasons. Living historians make you feel like you've been transported back in time to the early 1800s.
Head to Point of Honor and enjoy Day at the Point, one of Lynchburg's favorite fall festivals.