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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 online or call (540) 365-4416… 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 us online or call (540)… Read More
Emerald Village is just 3 miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway at Little Switzerland, Milepost 333.9. Gem mining, gold panning, mine tours, waterfall, free exhibits, real mines, fun shopping! NC’s Gem! www.emeraldvillage.com (828) 765-6463. Read More
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
Grovewood Village is located at 111 Grovewood Road in Asheville, NC adjacent to the Omni Grove Park Inn. Experience Asheville’s historic arts and crafts destination. Visit our galleries, enjoy a free tour, and peruse the free Biltmore Industries Homespun and the Estes-Winn Antique Car Museums. Museums open seasonally. Free… Read More
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 Historic Smithfield. Completed in 1774, Smithfield was the county’s political and social center. The grounds and gardens supplement an understanding of… Read More
Engage your senses and stimulate your mind at Monticello, Home of Thomas Jefferson located 2 miles SE on Route 53 off Route 20 & I-64 in Charlottesville, Virginia. Day passes include house tours. Special tours including the Behind-the-Scenes tour also offered daily. Advance booking available online.  Explore hundreds of… Read More
The 50,000-square-foot Museum of the Shenandoah Valley seeks to preserve and enrich the cultural life and heritage of the Valley. It sits on land originally claimed by Winchester founder James Wood in 1735.  Your visit includes the regional history museum complex including Glen Burnie Historic House, 6 acres of… Read More