Big Stone Gap Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting.  December 2nd at 6pm! Sign up now to be in the parade!  Food Truck & Live Music from Jim Ann Country in Miners Park at 7pm!                                                The Christmas Craft & Vendor Show, December 4th & 5th at Town Hall in Carnes Gym. Foot Trucks, Christmas Decorations, Gifts and more! Don’t miss out!                                                                                Greenbelt in Lights officially starts  November 26th – January 2nd                            Greenbelt in Lights Rides are on December 4th, 11th, 18th, 23rd, 30th. Christmas Market, food and hot drink vendors, and pictures with Santa Clause at Visitor Center 4th, 11th, and 18th.                                                     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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