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In the midst of the Jim Crow south, Mr. and Mrs. Spencer created an oasis of dignity and kindness... read more

Reviewed July 9, 2018
New York City, New York
Fun & informative tour

Our group had a fabulous tour of the house and garden with Shaun Spencer Hester, granddaughter of... read more

Reviewed June 18, 2018
Lynchburg, Virginia
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1313 Pierce St, Lynchburg, VA 24501-1935
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

In the midst of the Jim Crow south, Mr. and Mrs. Spencer created an oasis of dignity and kindness. The house is charming and a tad quirky while the garden is simply splendid. We were enchanted. Many thanks to Ms. White and Ms. Hester for...More

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Reviewed June 18, 2018

Our group had a fabulous tour of the house and garden with Shaun Spencer Hester, granddaughter of Anne and Edward Spencer. Lots of Lynchburg and American literary history, beautifully restored gardens.

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Reviewed March 4, 2018

The home and gardens are maintained by the poet’s grand daughter with help from the local garden club. The historic tour includes anecdotes about Anne Spencer and other Harlem Renaissance figures who visited her.

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Reviewed July 26, 2017 via mobile

We stopped by passing through Lynchburg with our family. The house was closed but the Garden was open and it was a very pleasant visit.

1  Thank Cincy R
Reviewed July 15, 2017

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

1  Thank Taylor B
Reviewed June 22, 2017

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

1  Thank TennaRotor
Reviewed May 11, 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

1  Thank Thomas U
Reviewed July 26, 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

1  Thank margwat2016
Reviewed July 3, 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

2  Thank Eddie H
Reviewed May 8, 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

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