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Old Brick Hotel

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Come visit the Old Brick Hotel where past boarders include lawyers and judges, hot springs visitors, and maybe Jesse James. It was built in three stages beginning in 1840 across the street from the Craig County Courthouse and was the center of town through the boom times of the early 1900s. In 1982, the newly-formed Craig County Historical Society began restoration efforts, all done with donations and volunteer labor; no government funds. Now, every room on three floors is furnished to showcase local history, from CCC camp #1368 to the 28th Virginia Regiment; from rope beds to Victorian parlor furniture. In 1999 and 2001, the Society relocated two log cabins-- one next door, the other a half block away near IGA. New items were added to the Keffer Cabin spring 2012. And in August 2012, they proudly opened the ground-floor Genealogy Library where census records, newspaper collections, and family histories can be researched. There are now 29 editions of In & Around Craig County available. They detail geographic areas such as Johns Creek and topics such as county churches, schools, and early telephone companies. Call and come visit any time!

Things to Do
  • Directions: I-81 to Exit 141 to VA-419 North. Turn right on to VA-311 for 19.31 miles. Turn right onto Main Street/VA-T 615. Turn right onto VA-T 616/Court Street.
  • Major Access Routes: VA 311
Things to Do
  • Monday Hours: By Appointment
  • Tuesday Hours: By Appointment
  • Wednesday Hours: By Appointment
  • Thursday Hours: By Appointment
  • Friday Hours: 1:00 - 4:00pm (April-November) or By Appointment
  • Saturday Hours: By Appointment
  • Sunday Hours: By Appointment
  • Admission Rates: donations accepted
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  • Additional Amenities for Group Tours: First floor and dining room of the Old Brick Hotel is handicapped accessible. The other two floors -- full of antiques and history -- have steps that must be climbed. Please call to arrange a group visit --- with or without a meal. 540-580-3745
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  • Largest Group Accommodated: dining rooms seats 40
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