The Southwest Virginia Heritage Guide lists museums, archives, libraries, resource organizations, and historical sites related to the region´┐Żs history and folk culture.

Wise County

101 Car
619 Gilley Ave., Big Stone Gap 24219
(276) 523-2060
Railroad car from the South Carolina & Georgia Railroad, representative of passenger cars from the late 1800s.
Open Tues-Fri, 10am-5pm; May-Oct, Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm, and Sun, 1-5pm.

Lonesome Pine Regional Tourist Center
619 Gilley Ave., Big Stone Gap 24219
(276) 523-2060
A regional tourist center promoting the Big Stone Gap area.
Open Tues-Fri, 10am-5pm; May-Oct, Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm, and Sun, 1-5pm.

Big Stone Gap Walking/Driving Tour
619 Gilley Ave., Big Stone Gap 24219
(276) 523-2060
Tour starts at 101 Car; brochures available at the Mini-Mall in Appalachia.

John Fox, Jr. Museum
E. Shawnee Ave., Big Stone Gap 24219
(276) 523-2747
Home of writer John Fox, Jr.; memorabilia and furnishings from the Fox family; guided tours available.
Open Tues, Wed, and Sun, 2-6pm.
Admission charged.

Heart of Appalachia Tourism Authority
P.O. Box 186, 3028 4th Avenue Market Square, St. Paul, VA 24283
(276) 762-0011
http://heartofappalachia.com
Local information.
Open Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm.

Harry Meador Coal Museum
E. Third St., Big Stone Gap 24219
(276) 523-9209 or 523-4950
Coal mining heritage museum.
Open Thurs-Sat, 10am-5pm; Sun, 1-4pm; and by appointment.

The Mountain Empire Genealogy Quarterly
P.O. Box 628, Pound 24279
Genealogical resources.

National Melungeon Registry
Wise County Historical Society
P.O. Box 368, Wise 24293
(276) 328-6451 or 546-1141 or 796-5233
Genealogical information and books.

Southern Appalachian Ancestral Registry
Wise County Historical Society
P.O. Box 368, Wise 24293
(276) 328-6451
Genealogical information and books.

Southwest Virginia Museum
10 W. First St., Big Stone Gap 24219
(276) 523-1322
Exhibits depict heritage of Southwest Virginia.
Open March-Memorial Day, Tues-Sun, 9am-5pm; Memorial Day-Labor Day, daily, 9am-5pm; Labor Day-Dec 1, Tues-Sun, 9am-5pm.
Admission charged.

June Tolliver House
Clinton Ave., Big Stone Gap 24219
(276) 523-4707 or (800) 362-0149
Former boarding house; thought to be the residence of inspiration of June Tolliver character.
Open Thurs-Sat, 10am-5pm; Sun, 2-6pm.

Wise County Courthouse
206 E. Main St., Wise 24293
(276) 328-6111
Historical records.
Open Mon-Fri, 8:30am-5pm.

Wise County Historical Society
P.O. Box 368, Wise 24293
(276) 328-6451
, wchs@mywisecounty.com Local history and preservation.

Wise County Public Library
124 Library Rd., Wise 24293
(276) 328-8061
Genealogical resources.
Open Mon-Thurs, 8:30am-8:30pm; Fri-Sat, 8:30am-5pm; Sun, 2-5pm.

Wise County Chamber of Commerce
765 Park Ave., Norton 24273
(276) 679-0961
Local information.
Open Mon-Fri, 8:30am-5pm.

Duff Academy
Clinton Ave., Big Stone Gap 24219
(276) 523-4707
The Duff family private school adjacent to the June Tolliver house.
Open May-Dec, daily, 10am-4pm.

Louis E. Henegar Miners Memorial Park
Callahan Avenue, Appalachia 24216
Open-air park with old mining machinery.