The Polar Festival is coming up Feb 4th starting at 10am! Polar run and Plunge and Chilly Chili Cook off! Dont miss out!                                                                                                                                            Mardi Gras in the Mountains is coming up Feb 18th at Good Times! Come celebrate New Orleans style with Ron Short and the Possum Playboys starting at 7pm!                                                                                                                                                        Join us this Winter in Big Stone Gap for breathtaking scenery, great food, amazing music, and shopping! Give us a try, you won’t regret visiting our Winter Wonderland!                                                                                                                                                                           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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