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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… Read More
Blue Ridge Farm Museum – Located on Route 40, we’re an 1800s Virginia farm complex with livestock & interpreters of farm life. Open mid-May to mid-August on Saturday from 10-5 and Sunday from 1-5. Check out our tours and programs offered by reservation.  Visit us at www.blueridgeinstitute.org or call… Read More
Blue Ridge Institute and Museum – Located on VA Route 40, we’re the State Center for Blue Ridge Folklore. Come see our free changing exhibits on folk life and folk art. Open Monday-Saturday 10-4 and on Sundays from 1-5 in the summer months only. Visit www.blueridgeinstitute.org or call (540)… Read More
At Christ Museum & Gardens, you’ll experience the greatest story ever told through realistic life-size scenes from the life of Christ. Rare gems and coins plus the awe-inspiring face of Christ sculpture. Plus, the Book of Revelation exhibit and Bible collection. Come visit our gift shop!… Read More
Emerald Village - 3 miles from Parkway at Little Switzerland. Gem mining, gold panning, mine tours, waterfall, free exhibits, real mines, fun…
Grandfather’s lofty heights offer guests opportunities for rejuvenation, excitement and family memories in a natural haven that will endure forever. Marvel at 360-degree views from the Mile High Swinging Bridge, stand eye-to-eye with bears, cougars, otters, eagles and deer in natural habitats and interact with our friendly, knowledgeable staff. Two… Read More
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.…
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley - Anchors a regional history museum complex including Glen Burnie Historic House & 6 acres of formal…