Avoca, the principal architectural landmark of the Town of Altavista, is an American Queen Anne-style house, designed by architect J.M.B. Lewis and built in 1901. Designated a Virginia Historic Landmark and listed in the National Register of Historic Places, Avoca is the homesite of Colonel Charles Lynch, Revolutionary War hero. On the of grounds of the Museum, visitors may tour the Avoca mansion and original, Revolutionary War era kitchen, as well as 18th century outbuildings. Avoca also feautres and 1880's log cabin. Avoca is home to an impressive Civil War exhibit and the Juliette Fauntleroy Native American Artifact Collection, one of the largest in the state. Avoca's grounds also feaute a restored Victorian Garden and the Donal and Nancy Dinwiddie Arboretum opened in 2007!