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Blue Ridge Institute & Museum

  • 20 Museum Drive
  • Ferrum, VA 24088
  • Phone: (540) 365-4416
  • Fax: (540) 365-4419
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The Blue Ridge Institute & Museum, the official state center for Blue Ridge Folklore, documents and presents the traditional crafts, music, customs, decorative arts and beliefs of the region through rotating gallery exhibits, a living history farm museum, an archive and public programming.

Exhibit Galleries - Free

Farm Museum rates vary

Major credit cards accepted: Visa, Mastercard, Discover



  • Major Access Routes: US 220, Rt. 40
  • Directions: The Blue Ridge Institute and Museum is located on the west side of the Ferrum College campus, 10 miles from Route 220 on Route 40. In travel time Ferrum is about 45 minutes from both Roanoke and Martinsville, Virginia. From the town of Rocky Mount drive west on Route 40 past the Ferrum College chapel. Continue one tenth of a mile further to the Blue Ridge Institute & Museum Building, a brick building with a plow weather vane. All farm museum tours start at the Blue Ridge Institute & Museum Building. There is ample parking for buses and RVs.
Things to Do

Things to Do

  • Sunday Hours: 1:00pm - 5:00pm (Summer only)
  • Monday Hours: 9:00am - 4:00pm
  • Tuesday Hours: 9:00am - 4:00pm
  • Wednesday Hours: 9:00am - 4:00pm
  • Thursday Hours: 9:00am - 4:00pm
  • Friday Hours: 9:00am - 4:00pm
  • Saturday Hours: 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Credit Card Types Accepted: Visa, Mastercard, Discover
Blue Ridge Institute & Museum Meeting Facility
  • # of Rooms: 1
  • Total Sqft.: 1,080
  • Largest Room: 1,080
  • Classroom Capacity: 40
  • Exhibit Space:
Meeting Facility Rooms
Rm. Name Sq. Ft. Dimensions Ceiling Theater Classroom Size Banquet Capacity Reception
BRI Classroom   1080   30 X 36   9         40          

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