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

City of Bristol in Washington County

Birthplace of Country Music Alliance Museum
Exit 1, Interstate 81 at Bristol Mall
500 Gate City Hwy., #410, Bristol, TN 37620
(276) 645-0035
Exhibits relating to Bristol as the birthplace of country music.
Open Mon-Sat, 10am-9pm; Sun, 1-6pm.

Bristol Chamber of Commerce
Corner of State St. and Volunteer Parkway, Bristol 24203-0519
(423) 968-4399
Local information.
Open Mon-Fri, 8:30am-5pm.

Bristol Convention and Visitors Bureau
20 Volunteer Parkway, Bristol, TN 37260
(423) 989-4850
Local information.
Open Mon-Fri, 8:30am-5pm.

Bristol Public Library
701 Goode St., Bristol 24201
(276) 645-8780
Genealogical resources.
Open Mon-Thurs, 9am-8pm; Fri-Sat, 9am-5pm.

Bristol Sign
State Street
Bristol, VA/TN
Historical landmark spanning the state line.

Bristol Welcome Center
Interstate 81
Regional tourism information.

The Holston Territory Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 433, Bristol 24203-0433
(423) 968-4815
Genealogical resources.
Call for appointment.

Bristol Tennessee-Virginia
Self-guided walking tour brochure is available at the Bristol Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Historic State Street
20 Volunteer Parkway, Bristol, TN 37620
(423) 989-4850
Cityís main thoroughfare designated by brass markers on the state line.

Tennessee Ernie Ford Home
1223 Anderson St., Bristol, TN 37620
(423) 989-4850
Birthplace of the world-famous entertainer.
Tours by appointment.

Nyumba Ya Tausi-Peacock Museum
412 Clinton Ave., Bristol 24201
(540) 669-4596
Local and African artifacts, historical and genealogical resources.
Open by appointment.

Solar Hill Historic District
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