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Anne Spencer House

1313 Pierce St, Lynchburg, VA 24501-1935
+1 434-845-1313
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The poet of the Harlem Renaissance

Anne Spencer was the first Virginian and first African American to have her poetry included in the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Taylor B
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Chicago, Illinois
Hidden Gem

The house and gardens have been restored to Anne Spencer' era. Interesting artifacts of the times... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
TennaRotor
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Birmingham, Michigan
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  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
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1313 Pierce St, Lynchburg, VA 24501-1935
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Anne Spencer was the first Virginian and first African American to have her poetry included in the Norton Anthology of American Poetry. She also was a committed activist for equal rights and her house also served as a political center in Lynchburg, Virginia. Located at...More

Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The house and gardens have been restored to Anne Spencer' era. Interesting artifacts of the times in the house but the real gem is the restoration of the gardens and her writing building. The gardens have been restored to include the arbor and trellis and...More

Thank TennaRotor
Reviewed 12 May 2017

Anne Spencer was a poet, gardener and civil rights worker during her 93 years. Kudos to the local visionaries who recognized the contributions of her husband, their family and Anne and moved soon after her death to make the home into a museum. Ninety-five percent...More

Thank Thomas U
Reviewed 26 July 2016

An interesting place. Once again parking a problem. Spencer is an authentic Lynchburg poet. Her poems have been published in a book and her garden open to visitors. She is a recognized black poet and hosted many black writers and civil rights workers in the...More

Thank margwat2016
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

The home of noted Harlem Renaissance Poet Anne Spencer has been lovingly restored and maintained by Mrs. Spencer's grand daughter. The gardens were beautiful for this June 25th wedding! Lots of shade and beautiful flowers and foliage to be enjoyed by all! The wedding party...More

1  Thank Eddie H
Reviewed 17 May 2016

i loved visiting. it was beautiful and made me feel special in my heart. only bad thing was I had to poop and the restrooms were far away so i didnt make it in time. apologies sent

1  Thank Sam B
Reviewed 8 May 2016

Anne Spencer was a poet and gardener. Thanks to family and friends of the garden, one can walk through what was once a private paradise. All the garden rooms are meticulously restored and cared for and do go out of your way to experience it...More

Thank ProfessorCharles
Reviewed 24 March 2016

The Anne Spencer House and Garden is a well kept space celebrating and commemorating Anne Spencer's life and works. In her day, Anne Spencer hosted many notables of the Harlem Renaissance and Civil Rights Movements. Her son grew up to become an honorable Tuskeegee Airman....More

Thank Jessica W
Reviewed 9 August 2015 via mobile

This may be the way Anne would have wanted it. People young and old of all races and creeds reading poetry, and even belly dancing in her garden. Many thanks to Anne's granddaughter and the rest of the board for putting on the fun event.

Thank William B
Reviewed 31 July 2015

What a treat to be given a tour of this lovely home by Anne Spencer's granddaughter. This home is a treasure trove of history and family. Lynchburg and the Ladies Garden Society is to be commended for restoring and protecting this for our enjoyment. And...More

Thank Sally A
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