In the mid-eighteenth century, pioneer Quakers settled the Lynchburg area. South River Meeting was organized in 1757 when Sarah Lynch gave 2 acres of land for the Quaker's first meeting house.
The first meeting house burned in 1768, and a framed building was was erected. Within 25 years the increased membership made necessary the building of a larger one. In 1791, John Lynch, Founder of Lynchburg, gave 10 acres of land and a stone building was built. The building has been restored to its late 18th century appearance.
Group tours are available, conducted by a costumed historical interpreter with 3 days notice. Self guided tours are available M-F 09:00 to 2:00.