The Lonesome Pine Soapbox Derby is coming your way Saturday, June 4th at 9am! Don’t miss out!                                                                                                      Blue Highway Fest Tickets are on sale NOW! Visit bluehighwayfest.com to get your tickets, stay updated, and learn all about the next big thing coming to Big Stone Gap!                                                      Kids Fishing Day is set for Saturday, May 28th starting at 9am up on Big Cherry Lake. Prizes given for biggest fish!                                                    Gathering in the Gap with Headliner Crystal Gale happening May 28th starting at 12pm at the Southwest Virginia Museum! Crafts, Food Trucks, 7 Dogs Beer Garden, and music all day! Come out and spend the whole day with us!                                                                            Big Stone Gap is bursting out all over this Spring! Visit us today and take in the natural beauty for yourself!                                                                                                  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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