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Blue Ridge Parkway - LHP

Blue Ridge Parkway

America's Favorite Drive

The Blue Ridge Parkway follows the Appalachian Mountains and boasts some of the most spectacular scenery in the world.  Read more...

German Farm - Frontier Culture Museum

Germans in Virginia

1608 and Beyond

The first Germans arrived to Jamestowne in 1608 aboard Christopher Newport's Mary and Margaret vessel. Read more...

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A Historical Tour of Winchester (geocaching trail)

Location: Winchester

Learn about the settlement, important events, and well-known residents that lived in the oldest Virginia city west of the Blue Ridge Mountains.... More Info

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Carter Family Band

A.P. Carter Museum

Location: Hiltons
Carter Family Band

Born Alvin Pleasant Carter, A.P. Carter was born to love music. A skilled violinist, fiddler to homefolk, he, his wife Sara, brother Ezra and siste... More Info

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Abingdon Muster Grounds

Location: Abingdon

In the summer of 1780, the Southern American colonies – and hopes of independence – seemed at the mercy of an invading British army. A ... More Info

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Winchester's oldest home

Abram's Delight Museum

Location: Winchester
Winchester's oldest home

As an early settler, Abraham Hollingsworth traveled the Wilderness Trail when it was still an Indian path. He built one of the first grist mills in... More Info

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Appalachia, Town of

Appalachia, Town of

Location: Appalachia
Appalachia, Town of

The town of Appalachia is considered to be a largely intact "era" town of the late 1800s, early 1900s. At one time, the town was the center of a b... More Info

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Ashwood School

Ashwood School Antiques

Location: Hot Springs
Ashwood School

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Bailey Log Cabin

Location: Bluefield

Records show that the Bailey family first settled in what later became Tazewell County more than 230 years ago. Richard Peyton Bailey, Sr. re... More Info

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Barrier Islands Center

Location: Machipongo

What is the Barrier Islands Center? It is a gathering place, graced by weathered porch rockers that welcome you into an art gallery and gift... More Info

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June Tolliver House

Big Stone Gap

Location: Big Stone Gap
June Tolliver House

Big Stone Gap is a little town with a big story! In the heart of Appalachia lies Big Stone Gap. Founded in 1856, Big Stone Gap represents q... More Info

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Oxen driving class at the BRI&M.

Blue Ridge Institute & Farm Museum

Location: Ferrum
Oxen driving class at the BRI&M.

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Boone Highway Marker

Boone Trail Highway Marker

Location: Hillsville
Boone Highway Marker

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Peaceful Setting Surrounds the Cemetery

Bowman Cemetery: Blue Ridge Parkway

Location: Laurel Fork
Peaceful Setting Surrounds the Cemetery

Bowman Cemetery: Blue Ridge Parkway More Info

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Brush Mounatin Coal Miners Memorial

Brush Mountain Coal Miners Memorial

Location: Blacksburg
Brush Mounatin Coal Miners 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 a... More Info

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Buffalo Springs

Location: Buffalo Junction

Mineral (Lithia) water springs. In 1895 the water was sold for $5 a dozen half gallon bottles. It's free to the public today. Buffalo Springs is lo... More Info

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Mill Exterior

Burwell-Morgan Mill

Location: Millwood
Mill Exterior

A National Register Historical Landmark and one of the oldest, most original operational grist mills in the country located in the heart of the She... More Info

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Bush Mill

Location: Nickelsville

The historic Bush Mill takes you back to a time when people lived simpler lives, when millwrights and craftsmen used Scott County’s abundant ... More Info

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C&O Railway Heritage Center - Clifton Forge

Location: Clifton Forge

The Chesapeake and Ohio Historical Society is proud to offer The C&O Railway Heritage Center in Clifton Forge. This Center is a railway h... More Info

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Callands Clerk's Office, Courthouse and "Gaol" ...

Location: Callands

The clerk's office was built around 1770 (finished about 1771) as Callands served as Pittsylvania County's first county seat from 1767-1777. It has ... More Info

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