Armory Art Gallery

Well-known for its regional artists and Annual Artstravaganza exhibit and auction.

Draper Road
Blacksburg, Virginia 24061

Blacksburg Museum

The mission of the Blacksburg Museum is to establish and inform a sense of place and time for Blacksburg citizens and visitors.

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Brush Mountain Coal Miner's Memorial

The Brush Mountain Coal Miners Memorial is a black granite monument that celebrates the lives and spirits of the Brush Mountain Coal miner. There are also two restored coal cars at the site with a plaque honoring the miners that were killed while working in the mines. We also have a building with coal mining artifacts inside that is used for educational presentations and celebrations such as our fun-d day the first Saturday in October and our community picnics throughout the year. Brush Mountain is located just outside of Blacksburg, Va on Glade Road in the little community of Tom's Creek. The coal mines in this area included a state run mine that supplied coal to Virginia Tech and many privately owned and operated mines were also abundant in the area to provided coal to heat the homes in the surrounding communities.

Sunnyside-Tom's Creek Memorial Park
3756 Glade Road
Blacksburg, Virginia 24060
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Christiansburg Historic Area

Established in 1792, Christiansburg is located on the original Wilderness Road and boasts Daniel Boone, Davy Crockett, and William Clark - of Lewis and Clark fame – as early residents. Begin your tour of Historic Christiansburg at the Montgomery Museum and Lewis Miller Regional Art Center (300 Pepper St.), which features exhibits on local history and contemporary art displays, including work of folk artist Lewis Miller.

Next, head downtown (located at the intersection of Main St. and Franklin St.), where the Montgomery County War Memorial stands across the intersection from the historic post office. Near the intersection you’ll also find a historical marker for the Lewis-McHenry duel that took place there in 1808.

Afterward, visit the Christiansburg Industrial Institute (140 Scattergood Dr.), a private primary school for African-Americans established in 1866 and once supervised by Booker T. Washington. Three buildings remain; one is now a museum. And don’t leave Christiansburg without visiting the Cambria Historic District (500 Depot St.). This area includes a railroad depot museum, collectibles/antique shop and specialty shops.

300 Pepper Street
Christiansburg, Virginia 24073
Christiansburg Institute: www.christiansburginstitute.org
Montgomery Museum: www.montgomerymuseum.org

The Draper Mercantile and Trading Company

The Draper Mercantile and Trading Company serves as a showplace for regional arts and crafts, supporting local artists through display and sale of their works. Visitors can meet local artists throughout the year and learn more about traditional and contemporary craft through educational workshops, demonstrations and special events. The Draper Mercantile also features live musical performances from both local musicians and traveling musical acts. The Draper Mercantile and Trading Company is dedicated to the enterprise of creating economic opportunity for the region while preserving and celebrating the unique cultural heritage of Southwest Virginia.

3054 Greenbriar Road
Draper, VA 24324
Website: www.drapermerc.com

Flossie Mountain Gallery

The Flossie Martin Gallery is a state-of-the-art facility with 2000 feet of exhibition space. It features historic and contemporary 2-D and 3-D works of national and regional artists. The Burde Sculpture Courtyard is next to the gallery.

Radford University Galleries
P.O. Box 6965
Radford, Virginia 24142

Fine Arts Center for the New River Valley

It features exhibitions, poetry and literary readings, musical programs and lectures. Classes, workshops and outreach programs are also offered. The center includes a gift shop.

21 West Main Street
Pulaski, Virginia 24301
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Giles County Courthouse

This courthouse was built by Thomas Mercer in 1836. Two U. S. presidents visited Giles County--Major William McKinley and Colonel Rutherford B. Hayes., when their headquarters was temporarily located at Pearisburg.

Pearisburg, Virginia 24134

Giles County Historical Society

The Giles County Historical Society is dedicated to preserving and interpreting the history of Giles County. The Museum Complex is located in the mountains of southwest Virginia. Visit the 1829 Andrew Johnston House to learn about domestic life throughout the 1800s. The 1857 Doctor's Office was occupied during by Union soldiers during the Civil War and presents 19th century medicine. The Research Office contains genealogical and community information, county records, and books for those studying family and county history. The two-story Museum building includes exhibits about life in Giles County and a Museum Shop with books and mementos of your visit. The two-story Museum building includes exhibits about life in Giles County and a Museum Shop with books and mementos of your visit.

208 North Main Street
Pearisburg, Virginia 24134
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Glencoe Museum

Explore the heritage of Radford and the New River Valley in this 19th-century Victorian home on the banks of the New River.

600 Unruh Drive
P.O. Box 3339
Radford, VA 24143
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Highland Farm

Workshops available for Highland Farm Baskets in the Old Appalachian Style. 85 Acre working farm, raising Scottish Highland Cattle (Heritage Breed). Occasional live music.

916 Berry Hill Road SW
Riner, Virginia 24149
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Historic Smithfield Plantation

Built in 1773, Smithfield Plantation was the home of Revolutionary War patriot William Preston. The home, designed in the tidewater plantation style, provided a haven of aristocratic elegance and became the social and political center of this backcountry area. The glazed windows, Chinese Chippendale railings and an impressive mantle are a testament to Preston's effort and expense. The Prestons raised and educated their 12 children at Smithfield. Their descendents continued the family tradition of nation building with three Virginia governors, four senators, legislators, educators and military leaders. Today Smithfield's simple exterior belies the grandeur and turmoil of its past. Costumed interpreters share the culture and the lives of the early Prestons including Col. Preston's wife Susanna, after whom the house was named.

10am-5pm/$7 for adults
1000 Smithfield Plantation Road
Blacksburg, Virginia 24060
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Ingles Farm

Visit Ingles Farm! Arguably one of the most historically significant sites in Virginia, Ingles Farm transports visitors back to the days of westward expansion, Native Americans, and the daily struggle to survive.

9 Wilderness Road
Radford, Virginia 24141
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Mabry Mill

Beautiful location that has been photographed and painted many times. Restored gristmill/sawmill/woodworking shop and blacksmith shop. Old time skills (basket weaving, seat caneing, spinning, and weaving) demonstrated. Applebutter making on Sundays in October - Oldtime bluegrass music on Sundays 2:00 - 6:00 p.m.

266 Mabry Mill Road
Blue Ridge Parkway Mile Post 176.1
Meadows of Dan, Virginia 24120

Mary Draper Ingle Monument

Today a 22-foot obelisk stands in her honor in the center of West View Cemetery, about a mile and a half from where she lived out her life at the historic Ingleside homestead (Ingles Farm). The obelisk, constructed of the chimney stones from the original Ingles cabin, was erected in 1909 and is featured in the book, "A Guide to American Women's Landmarks".

1500 Fifth Street
Radford, Virginia 24141

Montgomery Museum & Lewis Miller Regional Art Center

The Montgomery Museum focuses on the history of southwestern Virginia, especially Montgomery County. It features historic and contemporary art, particularly that of primitive American folk artist Lewis Miller. The museum also features a library of historical and genealogical texts for use by researchers.

300 South Pepper Street
Christiansburg, Virginia 24073
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Museum of Geological Sciences

Dinosaur footprints, full-scale dinosaur model and fossils.

Virginia Tech
2062 Derring Hall
Blacksburg, Virginia 24061

Newbern Historic District

The community, founded in 1810, was the Pulaski County seat through much of the 1800s. The district, a national historic landmark, encircles the entire community and contains 26 of the original log or wooden buildings including an inn which served as a stagecoach stop, a jail, hanging house, store, churches and several private residences. The Wilderness Road Regional Museum includes rooms furnished in period style and several outbuildings. A great way to spend an afternoon.

Wilderness Road
Newbern, Virginia 24126

Olde Town Pearisburg

Pearisburg has existed as a village since 1808. The historical district includes buildings from almost every period in the town's development. The two most significant predate 1840. Pearisburg was listed in 1992 as a National Registry Community.

The Giles County Historical Society
208 North Main Street
Pearisburg, Virginia 24134

Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail

The OVNHT follows the primary historic route used by the patriot army. Congressionally authorized in Sept. 1980 it travels through VA, TN, NC & SC for a total of 330 miles. Still under development the northern trailhead is located in Abingdon, VA. As of 2006 close to 5 of the 11 potential miles within VA are now open to public access.

2635 Park Road
Blacksburg, Virginia 24060
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Perspective Gallery

Perspective Gallery offers a broad spectrum of art exhibitions and programs that are designed to enrich the cultural life of Virginia Tech students and the university community.

Squires Student Center Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Virginia 24061

Pulaski County Courthouse

The courthouse is consructed of "Peak Creek Sandstone". The clock and the belfry were added in 1911. The court house was originally constructed in 1896 and has been reconstructed since being destroyed by fire in December of 1989. The structure combines elements of the Richardsonian Romanesque and Queen Anne styles of architecture. Serving as the formal entrance to the building is a stone arch. This was constucted to serve as the entrance to the Pulaski County exhibit at the Jamestown Exposition in 1907. The courthouse was named to the National Register in 1981 and the public is welcome to tour the building and view the displays. Of particular interest is the local history of African Americans. Developed by Mrs. Lucy Harmon, the display profiles, among others, Mr Chauncy Harmon, an early civil rights advocate in the 1950's.

52 West Main Street
Pulaski, Virginia 24301
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Pulaski Railway Station

The Virginia-Tennessee Railroad built the Grand Old Lady of Pulaski, the historic depot in 1888, just two years after the Commonwealth chartered the Town of Pulaski. The handsome new station was crafted by master Italian stone masons and replaced the original depot that had served the area for more than 30 years. The Town completed a major restoration of the depot in 1994. Subsequently, on November 17, 2008, the depot was nearly destroyed in a tragic fire and again, the Town carried out a thorough historical reconstruction with the original stone walls intact. The Pulaski Railway Station is available for meetings and events and may be reserved by contacting the Town office.

20 South Washington Avenue
Pulaski, VA 24301
Website: www.pulaskitown.org/

Pulaski Theatre

The Pulaski Theatre, originally opened in 1911 as the Elks Theatre hosting vaudeville shows, traveling companies and silent films, is a recently restored historic theatre located on Main Street in downtown Pulaski. Programming includes concerts, live stage performances, classic motion pictures, children's programming and occasional special events.

14 West Main Street
Pulaski, VA 24301
Website: www.pulaskitheatre.org/

Radford Historic Mainstreet

A state-designated historic preservation area with unique shopping opportunities for the whole family.

Radford Chamber of Commerce
1125 Norwood Street
Radford, Virginia 24141

Radford University Art Museum

Radford University Art Museum offers a wide range of visual arts in two galleries and a sculpture court on campus, and a satellite gallery in downtown Radford.

Powell Hall 200
Jefferson & Main Streets
Radford, Virginia 24142
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Raymond F. Ratcliffe Memorial Transportation Museum

In 1984, Pulaski Mayor R. F. Ratcliffe began sharing his heart's desire to see his town develop a museum for displaying its rich history. Since then, through the hard work of many dedicated indiviuals, the Raymond F. Ratcliffe Memorial Transportation Museum has progressed to a spacious new facility located in Pulaski's downtown plaza area near the historic Pulaski Railway Station, the Dora Trailhead and Jackson Park. The Museum focuses on Pulaski’s role in transportation and commerce, showcasing first its history as a rail town and then as a highway crossroads. The Museum tells the town’s story through a self-guided tour of historic photographs, storyboards, classic vehicles and various other exhibits related to the town’s diverse past, its resilience in the face of challenges, and its vision of the future. The highlight of the Museum is the amazingly complex and detailed O Gauge Diorama created by the late Dr. Milton Brockmeyer. The Diorama, a scale replica of the downtown area of Pulaski about 1955, is considered the largest of its kind on public display in the nation.

51 Commerce Street
Pulaski, VA 24301
Website: www.theratcliffemuseum.com

The Jacksonville Center

The five-acre campus sits on the site of a former dairy farm, and houses an arts & cultural facility for the traditional and contemporary arts.

220 Parkway Lane South
Floyd, Virginia, 24091
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Wilderness Road Regional Museum

The museum, home of the New River Historical Society, specializes in artifacts circa 1810 to 1865.  The complex is a large home with several restored outbuildings including three log buildings.  Several sections of the main house are also log.  The museum features letters, documents, paintings, furniture, photos, business records and objects relevant to the New River Valley and Southwest Virginia.  The earliest documents of Pulaski County are stored here due to the proximity of the first county courthouse.

Open mid-March to mid-December from 10:30am to 4:30pm, Tuesday thru Saturday; Small admission fee.

5240 Wilderness Road (VA Route 611)
I-81 Exit 98
Newbern, Virginia 24126
Website: http://newriverhistoricalsociety.com/