LewisburgJune 3, 2015
Downtown Lewisburg is the perfect getaway for great food, fun and entertainment right in the heart of the Greenbrier Valley.
Walking down Washington Street downtown is like taking a trip back in time to old-world Southern hospitality and charm. You will find award-winning restaurants, art galleries, beautiful antique shops, sidewalk cafes and eclectic boutiques. Boutiques in Lewisburg carry everything from local artisan jewelry, beef jerky, locally made bourbon and spirits to trendy clothes and shoes.
A quick stop at The North House Museum, run by the Lewisburg Historical Society, will give you a glimpse into the history of this quaint little town. Lewisburg is named after General Andrew Lewis, who surveyed the town in 1751. He set up camp by a spring, and over time a spring house was built, and then the town grew up around the spring. You can still visit the old Spring House.
You can also visit the Confederate Cemetery, the final resting place of 95 unidentified Confederate soldiers. The grave is marked by a Christian cross that is 80 feet by 53 feet.
Just outside of town you can take a winery tour at the Watts Roost Winery, tour Smooth Ambler Spirits‘ Appalachian craft distillery, or take an underworld tour in Lost World Caverns to learn about stalactites and stalagmites.
While Lewisburg is fun any time of year, they do host some amazing and fun events to celebrate in every season:
First Fridays After 5
With music, art, food and fun throughout downtown, this event takes place the 1st Friday of every month (except January) after 5 p.m.
Lewisburg Literary Festival, Aug. 7-8, 2015
Join poets, writers, musicians and artists as they display their pieces, share their literary-inspired work in workshops and readings, plus live music and performance art.
Taste of Our Town, October 10, 2015
Amidst the amazing colors of fall foliage, join us as our local restaurants and chefs make their best food for our fun and tasty Taste of Our Town.
Holiday Open House, November 22, 2015
Let the decorations and the holiday music get you in the holiday spirit. Local merchants offer holiday gifts from local artisans so you can truly give unique and beautiful gifts to your loved ones.
Lewisburg Chocolate Festival, April 9, 2016
Everything chocolate, this sweet fun festival is truly a treat for the whole family.