22006 Riverside Drive
Grundy, VA 24614
Phone: (276) 935-5050
Fax: (276) 935-8181
This overlook allow viewers the opportunity to see where around 2,000 Confederate troops held off some 5,000 attacking Union troops on Sunday, October 2, 1864. Walk in the original trenches where soldiers fought and died. Read the Virginia Civil War Trail Interpretive panel providing information on this October 1864 military engagement.
A National and Virginia Historic Landmark, this grist and flour mill is one of the only water powered mills in existence in Southwest Virginia. Milling demonstrations and trout fishing in a well stocked pond are available and the site includes a blacksmith shop and a gift shop.
The Emory and Henry College is a private college that is built upon 331 acres of land. Known as the oldest institute in the Southwest Virginia, the college believed in increasing in excellence and to be a community that fulfills the potential of every student. The college every year conducts almost 100 concerts, lectures, theaters, dance performance, films, etc. It also offers hikes, camping, etc. with trails.
Step back in time at this beautifully restored house museum where history comes alive and depicts the life of a prosperous family just prior to the Civil War.
The Clinch River and Big Cedar Creek flow through this extraordinary landscape known as karst topography. The rugged terrain has sinkholes, caves, sinking streams and unusual rock formations. Public facilities include a suspension foot bridge and scenic hiking trails.
Located in the Old Abingdon Train Station, this society is a leading center in the region for genealogical and historical research and they offer an extensive database for researching local and regional history, published genealogies, and family histories.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and featuring buildings dating from the 1700s, this 20 square block district includes the Fields-Penn 1860 House Museum, an 1870 restored railroad station, and dozens of great shops and galleries that cater to everyone. A self guided walking tour brochure is available at the Abingdon Convention & Visitors Bureau.
The Crooked Road is a 333 mile (536 km) road winding through the mountains of Southwest Virginia. It is dedicated to displaying the rich musical heritage of Virginia, and joins together nine major venues and over 60 affiliated venues and festivals. Plus, the drive takes you through the beautiful landscapes of Appalachia. Take a trip on The Crooked Road to learn more about what Virginia has to offer.
The Letcher County Tourism Building, which was once used as the city's post office, sits along with other government buildings on the Main Street. As the name suggests, the building primarily holds the offices of the tourism council, which includes a tourist information center. Apart from visiting the building for tourism related inquiries and grievances, one can enjoy the rock and metal concerts that are held here regularly. In the past, artists and bands like JT Woodruff, Admonish and Carridale have entertained the crowd at Letcher County Tourism Building.
The Pocahontas Mine No.1 stands as a monumental mine site. It is located in the Pocahontas Coalfield that is sited in Pocahontas in the U.S. State of Virginia. The mine is also referred as the Pocahontas Exhibition Coal Mine or the Baby Mine. It presently is an inactive coal mine but occupies tremendous monumental value. Designated a National Historic Landmark, it also stands registered on the National Register of Historic Places. The mine dates back to 1883.
The dramatic life and times of Helen Keller are preserved at her childhood home, Ivy Green. Keller, left blind and deaf by a severe illness at the age of 19 months, captured the world's attention in 1882 with her indomitable spirit. Located on a 640-acre tract in historic Tuscumbia, Ivy Green was built in 1820, only one year after Alabama became the 22nd State of the Union. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1954. The Miracle Worker is performed annually in June and July. This is also the site of the Helen Keller Festival, held each year on the last full weekend of June.
A sprawling 400-acre park located in Bristol, the Sugar Hollow Park is a huge grassy expanse with around 100 picnic spaces and several softball and soccer fields. It is a good place to hangout with your family or group of friends.