Since 1889, Preservation Virginia has served as a statewide historic preservation leader, saving more than 400 historic places. Our six historic sites open to the public serve as catalysts for our efforts to protect and preserve historic places and communities in all regions of Virginia.


Through the generosity of our supporters, we teach, share and collaborate for the preservation and enhancement of Virginia’s communities through our various educational programs.


As an advocate for Virginia’s historic resources, we work closely with decision-makers to communicate the economic and cultural benefits of preservation and promote important preservation-related policies and programs.

Since 1889, Preservation Virginia’s efforts have saved more than 400 unique historic places across Virginia, including our six historic sites open to the public.

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The Dr. Robert Johnson House in Lynchburg

The Dr. Robert Walter “Whirlwind” Johnson’s house and tennis court in Lynchburg was added to the Most Endangered Historic Places List in 2005. At the time, the house was in a severely deteriorated state and was threatened with demolition by neglect. Since then the tennis court has been restored and is currently used by the Lynchburg …