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Lewisburg West Virginia has so many attractions, visitors will never run out of things to see and do. Located near the Greenbrier State Forest, over 5100 mountainous acres are available for outdoor recreation. You name it and Lewisburg has it; whitewater rafting, wilderness canoe trips down the Greenbrier River, horseback riding, rock climbing, fishing and wintertime skiing. Hike or bike the 75-mile long Greenbrier River Trail, or visit the nearby New River Gorge area and see the spectacular, world's longest, single span, steel arch bridge. The town of Lewisburg is also home to the Lost World Caverns, which is one of the most wondrous caves of this type in the U.S. For the history buff, especially those interested in the Civil War, there’s no better place than Lewisburg. The town’s 235-acre Historic District is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and some buildings date back to the 18th and 19th century. Buildings of architectural interest abound here, and a civil war battle was fought right in the city center. A close inspection of some of the old buildings still reveals some of the battle scars. The historic district is also lined with antique shops, specialty stores, art galleries, inns and bed & breakfasts. Below is a list of just a few of the more specific historical places found in Lewisburg.

Confederate Cemetery - On McElhenny Road, Lewisburg. A cross-shaped mass grave containing the remains of 95 unknown Confederate soldiers who were killed or died of their wounds during the Battle of Lewisburg -May 23,1862.

General Lewis Inn - 301 East Washington Street, Lewisburg. The east wing of this building was the John Withrow house built in 1834.The lobby and west wing were added in 1928 and contain an impressive collection of antique glass, china, kitchen utensils, tools, and firearms.

Greenbrier County Courthouse - 200 N. Court Street, Lewisburg. The last of several courthouses in Lewisburg, this building was constructed in 1837.

Lewisburg Maple Street Historic District - This section of Lewisburg features many homes, buildings, and architecture of this historic African American settlement. An attractive stone bridge is also visible from Washington Street.

The Old Stone Church - 200 Church Street, Lewisburg. This is the most famous of Lewisburg 's landmarks. Built in 1796,the building is the oldest church in continuous use west of the Allegheny Mountains. The headstones of some of the area 's early settlers can be seen in the surrounding cemetery.

Lewisburg is also the cultural hub of Greenbrier county. Home to an award winning theater that is housed in a 170 seat converted barn, the town of Lewisburg features works by such playwrights as Neal Simon, as well as new plays and commissioned pieces. The theater regularly plays to sold-out audiences. You will also find live music venues in downtown Lewisburg as well as some of the most unique shopping to be found anywhere in the country.


 

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