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

Wise County

101 Car
619 Gilley Ave., Big Stone Gap 24219
(276) 523-2060
gaptourism@va-village.com
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
gaptourism@va-village.com
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
wchs@naxs.com
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
drama@naxs.com
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
courtbar@naxs.com
Historical records.
Open Mon-Fri, 8:30am-5pm.

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

Wise County Public Library
124 Library Rd., Wise 24293
(276) 328-8061
1prlwise@compunet.net
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.