This guide contains three types of listings. Tourists will likely be most interested in the heritage-related sites such as museums, historic districts, and walking/driving tours. For researchers the guide includes courthouses, archives, libraries, and historical societies having resource collections (most often of a genealogical nature). General information about particular counties or cities can be obtained from the listed Chambers of Commerce and tourism organizations.
The information in the guide has been provided by the sites themselves or by regional organizations promoting tourism and commerce. Site information is updated annually for posting on this site. Please send suggestions for changes to or Heritage Brochure, Blue Ridge Institute & Museum, Ferrum College, P.O. Box 1000, Ferrum Virginia 24088.
Using the Southwest Virginia Heritage Guide
Please note: Small sites are often run by volunteers. Hours of operation