Reservations are required. Please click on tour reservations and complete the form. Please indicate any special needs your students may have. Reservations must be sent no less than 2 weeks in advance.
Tours are available Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Special exceptions may be made. Please inquire.
Tours are not available on State, Federal, and Longwood University holidays.
These dates include:
- New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day
- Martin Luther King Day
- Longwood University Spring and Fall Breaks
- Memorial Day and Labor Day
- Independence Day
- Thanksgiving holiday (Wednesday through Sunday)
- Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
Reservations Are Also Accepted Via Mail
Director of Education and Outreach
129 North Main Street
Farmville, VA 23901
A tour confirmation will be mailed 1-2 weeks after receipt of reservation. If we are unable to accommodate your group you will be contacted immediately.
Groups are limited to 45 per hour. Groups will be spilt into smaller groups of 15-20 to insure an effective teaching environment is maintained during the visit. Faculty should plan on attending with their class.
Faculty members or their student assistant must accompany tours.
Please check your syllabus for test dates, holidays, special activities, etc. before scheduling your tour. If you must cancel a tour, please call 434-395-2648 immediately so that volunteer docents assigned to your group may be notified
Tours are offered for free.
Enter only at the LCVA main entrance on the corner of Third and Main Streets in downtown Farmville. There is limited public parking adjacent to the LCVA. Please pay particular attention to signs designated as restricted parking. Metered parking is available on Main Street. Some free parking is available in the municipal parking behind the courthouse across the street from LCVA.
Prepare your students to look at and discuss works of art prior to your visit. Please discuss your students’ educational needs with the LCVA museum educator prior to your visit to ensure that educational objectives are met during the visit. The LCVA enjoys designing tours to fit every course.
Lancaster Hall is the primary administration building for Longwood University. Lancaster Hall is located at 201 High Street.
The LCVA is a 20,000-square-foot exhibition center featuring two rotating galleries that have shown works of worldwide importance, including the award-winning Reflecting Centuries of Beauty: The Rowe Collection of Chinese Art, the nationally traveled Pre-Columbian Art from the Mississippi Museum of Art, and a steady stream of solo and group exhibitions for nationally known artists such as Faith Ringgold, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Lesley Dill, David Macaulay, and Kojo Griffin.
The LCVA also dedicates one gallery to a permanent exhibition of stunning African art, part of the Ziegler and Brumfield Collections of African Art. In 1997 Robert Ziegler, a longtime resident of Africa, established this collection with twenty-six important pieces. In 1999, Thomas and Donna Brumfield donated an additional eighty-eight works of African art. The collection includes an impressive array of statues, masks, drums, baskets, and garments, covering four geographical areas, twelve countries, and twenty-seven cultures. A catalog of this collection, Telling Objects: African Art from the Permanent Collection of the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts, is available.