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The Birthplace of Country Music Museum, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, tells the story of the 1927 Bristol Sessions recordings, explores how evolving sound technology shaped their success, and highlights how this rich musical heritage lives on in today’s music. Read More
The Blowing Rock Art & History Museum (BRAHM) expresses a mission of promoting the visual arts and the history and heritage of the mountains through educational programs, exhibitions, and permanent collections. Open year round and offering free admission to the public, BRAHM is a must-see destination in the NC High… Read More
Blue Ridge Farm Museum - Route 40. 1800 VA-GR farm complex w/ livestock & interpreters of farm life. Mid-May - Mid-August Sat.…
Blue Ridge Institute and Museum - Route 40. State Center for Blue Ridge Folklore. Changing exhibits on folk life and folk art.…
Christ Museum & Gardens - Experience the greatest story ever told, realistic life-size scenes from the life of Christ. Rare gems and…
Emerald Village - 3 miles from Parkway at Little Switzerland. Gem mining, gold panning, mine tours, waterfall, free exhibits, real mines, fun…
Frontier Culture Museum - Bringing the Past to Life. A living history museum. 17th, 18th, & 19th century working farms. 1290 Richmond…
Grandfather Mountain - Grandfather’s lofty heights offer guests opportunities for rejuvenation, excitement and family memories in a natural haven that will endure…
The finest example of an original, pre-Revolutionary structure in Western Virginia! Come visit one of the most important houses in American history and become inspired through the stories & values of the Preston Family and all those who lived at Smithfield. These values are liberty, courage, leadership, education and philanthropy. Read More
Monticello, Home of Thomas Jefferson - 2 miles SE on Rte 53 off Rte 20 & I-64. Day passes include house tours.…