THE SPLASH PAD AT BULLITT PARK IS NOW OPEN 9AM – 9PM ALL WEEK LONG!!!!                                                                          MAKE PLANS TO ATTEND THE INDEPENDENCE DAY EXTRAVAGANZA! 9 DAY OF CELEBRATION LEADING UP TO THE 4th OF JULY!                                             FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT! Every Monday night, join us at dusk for Family Movies at Miners Park!                                                                  The Big Stone Gap Farmers Market is in full swing! Every Thursday 4p – 7p, come out and visit!                                                                           Now Taking Reservations for picnic pavilions at Bullitt Park and Carnes Gym. Call (276) 523-2303 for more info.                                 A Town Permit is no longer required to access Big Cherry! Get out and visit today!

SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA MUSEUM

SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA MUSEUM INFORMATION

Location:

10 W 1st St N, Big Stone Gap, VA 24219

Phone Number:

(276) 523-1322

Days and hours of operation:

March – December
Tuesday-Friday- 10am-4pm
Saturday- 10am-5pm
Sunday- 1pm-5pm
Monday- 10am-4pm (Memorial Day through Labor Day)

Description

Storytelling has been a popular way of sharing information, history and humor in this country for hundreds of years.  That tradition remains strong in Southwest Virginia where there are so many stories to tell. And now, the Southwest Virginia Museum in Big Stone Gap Plays a part in sharing those stories with the community and visitors alike.

The Southwest Virginia Museum is housed in a mansion originally built in the 1880s by Rufus Ayers, a Virginia attorney general.  The exhibits showcase the development of Big Stone Gap beginning in the late 1870s when northern businessmen dreamed of turning the tiny village of Big Stone Gap into the Pittsburgh of the South.  Exhibits chronicle the coming of the railroad, the development of the mining industry, and the lives of many prominent local citizens.

Website:

https://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/southwest-virginia-museum

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